Personal Qualifications


May 23


  • President, Captain Real Estate Group of Companies (Hawaii and Guam)
  • Qualified Expert/Authority, Supreme Court of the United States (Case No. 06-116), Superior Court of Guam, Superior Court of the CNMI, Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau, Nuclear Claims
    Tribunal of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Board of Appeals in the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii
  • Organizer and Host, The Micronesia Real Estate Investment Conference (MREIC 2001 to 2009)
May 23


  • The Counselors of Real Estate – Designated Member
  • Appraisal Institute – Designated Member
  • Real Estate Broker, Island of Guam
  • Appraisal Institute, Former Ambassador to Micronesia, Philippines and Indonesia
  • Guam Educational Radio Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • The Counselors of Real Estate, Member, International Task Force, 2005
  • Appraisal Institute, International Relations Committee, 2001 – 2004
  • Appraisal Institute, Former National Instructor (USPAP Classes)
  • The Appraisal Foundation, Former National Instructor (USPAP Classes)
  • Hawaii State Certified General Appraiser
  • Territory of Guam Certified General Appraiser
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Certified General Appraiser
  • University of Guam, Former Adjunct Instructor, CCEOP
  • Guam Association of Realtors, Board of Directors, 2004 to 2008
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Member, National Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Appraisal Institute, Young Advisory Council, 1997 (Hawaii Chapter Scholarship Recipient)
  • Pan Pacific Congress, The Counselors of Real Estate’s Alternate Chief Delegate in 2016 (Kyoto), Chief Delegate in 2004 (Taiwan) and 2008 (Korea); Appraisal Institute’s Alternate Chief Delegate in 2006 (San Francisco) and in 2002 (Malaysia)
  • Guam Racquetball Federation, Past President and 1999 Asian Racquetball Championships Team Member (Taiwan)
May 23


  • Master of Business Administration Classes, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, Finance Major (Graduated with 4.0 on 4.0 scale)

Special Real Estate Courses And Seminars Completed:

  • Appraisal Institute, Uniform Standards for Federal Land Acquisions, 2017
  • US Forestry Service, Forest Legacy Program Training, 2017
  • Appraisal Institute, Uniform Standards of Professional Practice, 2015
  • Appraisal Institute, Basic Appraisal Principles, 2014
  • Appraisal Institute, Business Practices and Ethics, 2014
  • Appraisal Institute, Uniform Standards of Professional Practice, 2013
  • Appraisal Institute, Small Hotel/Motel Valuation, 2006
  • Appraisal Institute, Uniform Standards of Professional Practice, 2004
  • Appraisal Institute, Online Business Practices and Ethics, 2004
  • Appraisal Institute, Online General Applications, 2004
  • The Appraisal Foundation, Instructor Certification Course, 2003
  • Appraisal Institute, Scope of Work, 2002
  • Appraisal Institute, The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony, Condemnation
  • Appraising, Eminent Domain, Special Purpose and other courses (1996-1999)
  • Duplanty School of Real Estate, Various Courses, 1996
  • Appraisal Institute, Course 540, Report Writing and Valuation Analysis, 1993
  • Appraisal Institute, Course 2-1, Case Studies in Real Estate Valuation, 1992
  • Appraisal Institute, Capitalization Theory and Techniques, Parts A & B, 1992
  • Special Real Estate Courses and Seminars Comleted (Continued):
  • Appraisal Institute, Course 1A1, Real Estate Appraisal Principles, 1992
  • Dower School of Real Estate, Various Courses, 1992
  • Appraisal Institute, Standards of Professional Practice, Parts A & B, 1991
  • Appraisal Institute, Course 1A2, Basic Valuation Procedures, 1991
  • University of Hawaii, Course 310, Real Estate Law, 1991
  • International Right-of-Way Association, Valuation of Easements, 1991
  • University of Hawaii, Course 300, Business Real Estate, 1990
May 23


  • Small Investor Seminar Series, Parts I, II and III, 2008
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Overview (author and instructor), Manila, Philippines, 2003
  • Appraising the Appraisal, Parts A & B (author and instructor), Guam, 1999 and 2002
  • An Introduction to Real Estate Appraisal in the Republic of Palau (author and instructor), Palau, 1999 and 2000
  • An Introduction to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Jakarta, Indonesia, 2000
  • I Tano’-ta: A Valuation Perspective (co-instructor), Guam, 1999
May 23


  • “Guam Chapter”, Real Estate Valuation in Global Markets Second Edition, textbook published by Appraisal Institute, 2011
  • “Guam Real Estate Investors Guide”, published in Hawaii Business (July 2007) and Pacific Magazine (July/August 2007).
  • “Property Information: A Guam Case Study”, published in Real Estate Issues (Winter 2003) by The Counselors of Real Estate and previously presented at 21st Pan Pacific Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002 [Submitted to Supreme Court of the United States – Case No. 06-116, and available for purchase at]
  • “Guam Resort Hotels: The Impact of Global Forces on a Local Market,” 22nd Pan Pacific Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004
  • “Hotel Valuation from the Perspective of Property Market Recovery in the Asian Pacific”, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2002
  • “Tulip Bulb Debacle Finds Rival in Guam”, Guam Business, June 2001
May 23


Specialized in the analysis of complex real estate ownership positions. Engaged in island real estate research and valuation since 1991. Engaged in real estate consulting and brokerage since 1996. Engaged in real estate investment since 2001. Qualified as expert witness at courts in Guam, Saipan and Palau. In addition to extensive work throughout Micronesia, geographic areas covered include the four counties of the State of Hawaii (Honolulu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii), the Independent State of Samoa, Fiji, American Samoa and Papua New Guinea. Types of properties covered include an active volcanic island, remote atolls, endangered forests, massive former military holdings, as well as resort, industrial, agricultural, residential, shopping centers, office buildings, golf courses, churches, fitness centers and a variety of other commercial and special use properties. Featured and quoted in various media including Barron’s, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, SBS television Australia, NHK (Japan and Okinawa), Hawaii Business, Pacific Magazine, Bisnes Indonesia, The Counselor, Radio Australia, Valuation Insights & Perspectives, Building Industry, Marianas Business Journal, Guam Business, Directions, Pacific Daily News, Guahan, GU and other publications. Appeared on national television programs including Good Morning Japan and Dateline Australia.

Summary of Expert Testimony
W. Nicholas Captain, MAI, CRE

No. Location Party (Plaintiff or Defendant) Type of Expert Testimony Case Date
1 Superior Court, CNMI Plaintiff Expert Witness PRC, LLC vs. Chang Shin Resort Saipan Corp. March 14, 2018
2 Guam Plaintiff Expert Witness Guam YTK vs Government of Guam January 13 and 19, 2016
3 Guam Plaintiff Expert Witness Government of Guam vs. Oxford Properties & Finance, LTD, et al., March 22-25, 28 & 29, 2011
4 Guam Plaintiff Depositions Government of Guam vs. Oxford Properties & Finance, LTD, et al., June 6, 2011 and September 23, 2010
5 Guam Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff Expert Witness Jitka Lom vs. Kia Rahmani/Kia Rahmani vs. Jitka Lom Febuary 5, 2009
6 Guam Defendant Expert Witness The Governement of Guam vs. 162.40 square meters of land in Agana and others, et al., January 20, 2009
7 Guam Defendant Deposition Guerrero Family Trust, et al vs. Kinki Nippon, et al August 5, 2008
8 Superior Court of Guam Plaintiff Expert Witness Carl T.C. Gutierrez vs. Guam Power Authority, Government of Guam October 10, 2007
9 Palau Supreme Court Plaintiff Expert Witness Republic of Palau vs. Willy Wally March 20, 2007
10 Superior Court of Guam Defendant Expert Witness George P. Macris vs. Daniel D. Swavely February 1, 2006
11 Saipan Defendant Arbitration Tomokane vs. Hansae May 25, 2005
12 CNMI Superior Court Plaintiff Expert Witness Saipan Achugao Resort Members’ Association vs. Wan Jin Yoon February 23, 2005
13 Superior Court of Guam Plaintiff Expert Witness Frances H. Cepeda vs. Government of Guam September 10, 2002
14 Guam Defendant Deposition Meriang Clan vs. Republic of Palau August 2, 2002
15 Marshall Islands Defendant Nuclear Claims Tribunal Hearing In the Matter of The Alabs of Rongelap, et al January 2001
16 Superior Court of Guam Plaintiff Expert Witness First International Corporation vs. Maeda Corporation August 1999
17 Palau Supreme Court Plaintiff Expert Witness Airai State Public Lands Authority vs. Roman Tmetuchl,et al July 1999
18 Hawaii, City and Country of Honolulu Plaintiff Real Property Tax Board of Appeals Hearings Various property tax appeal cases mid 1990s

Note: Mr. Captain’s paper [Property Information: A Guam Case Study, published by The Counselors of Real Estate in the national trade journal, Real Estate Issues (Winter 2003)]