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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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Illinois farmland auction brings prices topping $13,000 per acre

November 24, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- The Nov. 18 auction of 556 acres of farmland brought a total of $5.98 million, or an average of $10,755 per acre. Prices on individual tracts ranged from $7,566 per acre to $13,156 per acre. The land was offered in six tracts by Murray Wise Associates.

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Auction of Smith Mountain Lake land draws big crowd, as land sells for $6.83 million

October 26, 2015

Wednesday's auction of waterfront property on Smith Mountain Lake drew big crowds and resulted in a sale of the land for more than $6.83 million. The auction, which attracted approximately 230, was conducted by Woltz & Associates, Murray Wise & Associates and Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company.

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Ohio recreational land auction draws hundreds, as property sells for $4.12 million

September 29, 2015

A standing-room-only crowd jammed into the Athens Community Center Saturday to compete for 2,475 acres of southeast Ohio woodlands, resulting in a sale of the hunting and recreational land for a total of $4.12 million. The auction was conducted by Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company and Murray Wise Associates

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