Capital Business Appraisers, LLC
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Paul C. Watson - CMEA, CBA, CCIM, CCL, SBA

Certified Business Appraiser (CBA)
The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc. (IBA)
Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA)
NEBB Institute
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Certified Commercial Investment Institute of the National Association of Realtors
20 Years of Commercial Banking Experience
Qualified as an Expert Witness in Divorce Court 
Paul C. Watson is an Associate Broker and a Principal in The HFI Companies and President of Capital Business Appraisers. The HFI Companies is a business brokerage and commercial real estate services company based in Springfield, Virginia. The company has been in operation since 1974. Capital Business Appraisers is an affiliated company providing machinery and equipment appraisals, business appraisals and litigation support services.

Mr. Watson has a B.S. degree from American University. He is also a graduate of the Rutgers Graduate School of Banking. He holds the designations of CMEA (Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser) from the National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute (NEBB), CBA (Certified Business Appraiser) from the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, and CCL (Certified Commercial Lender) from the American Bankers Association. He has attended over 250 hours of training in business and machinery and equipment appraisal courses offered by the NEBB, IBA and IBBA.

He is a member of the National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute (NEBB), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), the Washington Business Brokers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association. He is also an officer and board member of the Mid-Atlantic Business Brokers Association (an IBBA affiliate).

Prior to his acquiring HFI and founding Capital Business Appraisers, he spent 20 years as a commercial lender at several large regional banks. He has sold many small businesses over the past sixteen years in the Washington/Baltimore market. In addition, he has performed many business valuations in connection with buy/sell transactions, determining value for gift and estate tax purposes, divorces, partnership dissolutions and establishing value for SBA lenders. He has also been qualified as an expert witness in divorce court.

P.O. Box 5394
Fredericksburg, VA  22403
Phone:  (540) 373-9500
Fax:  (540) 301-1434