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Business Leader and Florida philanthropist Harvey L. Massey prepares to auction his Florida ranch

February 28, 2017

HOWEY IN THE HILLS, Florida -- Business leader and Florida philanthropist, Harvey Massey, is preparing to auction his 1,187-acre Journey Circle M Ranch in Howey in the Hills. The ranch, which he has used for his Angus breeding operations and as a personal retreat, also has an equestrian center, orange groves, several lakes and ponds, five homes and a fishing cabin.

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2017 Murray Wise Associates Foundation Scholarship Application Now Open

January 10, 2017

The Murray Wise Associates Foundation was created and funded to ensure that top students with leadership potential who wish to pursue careers in agriculture can do so. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing scholarship funds to college students. Read more

Major auction set for northwest Missouri farmland

October 18, 2016

ALBANY, Missouri -- Approximately 1,940 acres of agricultural land in Missouri’s Gentry and Worth counties will be offered at auction Nov. 30, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the land and conducting the auction. 

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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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