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Delaware farm brings $3.8 million at auction

August 1, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (August 1, 2016) – A 333-acre Delaware farm sold for $3,827,350 million in an auction that attracted more than 30 registered bidders who competed vigorously for an hour and a half. Murray Wise Associates conducted the auction, in cooperation with Woltz & Associates. 


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Farmland and Estate Home Near Dover Set For July 28 Auction

June 15, 2016

DOVER, Delaware – A stately farm homestead and approximately 333 acres of land adjacent a high-end residential development will be offered at auction Thursday, July 28, with Murray Wise Associates LLC, in cooperation with Woltz & Associates, marketing the property and conducting the auction.

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Auction of Three Chicagoland Retail/Grocery Centers Brings $32 Million

May 13, 2016

Rosemont, Illinois (May 12, 2016) –  Thursday’s public auction of the Joe Caputo & Sons Northwest suburban retail/grocery centers and assets brought a total of $32 Million.  Murray Wise Associates and Paine/Wetzel TCN offered the retail real estate and grocery store assets in six tracts.   With over 100 people in the standing room only crowd, the auction featured competitive bidding throughout and culminated in all six of the tracts selling to a single buyer.

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Plans Remain On Track For Auction Of Three Chicagoland Retail/Grocery Centers

April 25, 2016

Plans remain on track and are proceeding as scheduled for the auction of three Northwest suburban retail centers along with three operating grocery stores on May 12 according to Ed Wabick, Principal of Paine/Wetzel and Ken Nofziger of Murray Wise Associates.  Wabick and Nofziger are working with Robert Marcus, Esq., court appointed trustee for the sale of these assets relating to Joe Caputo & Sons, Inc.

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Murray Wise Associates, LLC And Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide Have Been Retained To Sell At Auction Three Northwest Suburban Retail/Grocery Centers And Assets

April 11, 2016

Paine Wetzel TCN Worldwide (PW) and Murray Wise Associates, LLC have been retained to sell Joe Caputo & Sons, Inc. and related entities’ three Chicagoland retail centers and the operating stores’ fixtures and inventory at an upcoming public auction.

Ed Wabick, Principal of Paine/Wetzel and Ken Nofziger of Murray Wise Associates will be working with Robert Marcus, Esq., court-appointed trustee for the Caputo entities, to sell the three properties totaling 268,800 square feet of retail space on 30.25 acres and the grocery stores’ assets individually or in combination at an auction to be held at the Hyatt Regency Rosemont on Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. An information day to discuss the properties and the auction process will be held at Gino’s East, 8725 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, on Tuesday, April 26 at noon until 2 pm.

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Illinois farmland prices hit $13,879 per acre in Murray Wise Associates auction

March 10, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois farmland sold Wednesday for prices reaching as high as $13,879 per acre, as more than 200 people jammed into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield for a Murray Wise Associates auction. 

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Pierre de Wet: A unique man in agriculture with a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit, leaves us too soon

January 29, 2016

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March 1 set as deadline for Murray Wise Associates Foundation agricultural scholarship applications

January 8, 2016

High school and college students preparing for careers in agriculture may apply for scholarships from Murray Wise Associates Foundation, but applications need to be in by March 1.

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Farmland acquired in 19th Century by Sen. David Davis set for auction by family

December 10, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Illinois -- During the 19th Century, Bloomington's David Davis served as presidential campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, executor of Lincoln's estate and as a U.S. Senator. Along the way, he also became one of the biggest landowners in Illinois. Now, his descendants are selling 1,448 acres of his land in an auction set for Jan. 20, with Murray Wise Associates conducting the event. 

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Groves, pasture, farmland and commercial lot in Hendry County set for auction

December 8, 2015

Approximately 1,278 acres of Hendry County land -- most of it irrigated cropland -- will be offered at auction Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, by Murray Wise Associates LLC in cooperation with Crosby & Associates, Inc. The auction is being conducted as part of the Chapter 11 proceedings for Nobles Farms, Inc., Flatwood Citrus Groves, Inc. and Southwest Florida Holdings, Co.

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