Lon Morris College will be able to auction off its property.
Lon Morris “is proposing a plan that encompasses an auction of the secured and unencumbered property at the core of the campus as a whole,” attorneys write. “The auction as a cash-only, non-credit bid auction should create a mechanism by which the free market values the assets and gives the greatest recovery to the unsecured creditors.”
The auction will be conducted using two categories – one for core assets, meaning property that is essential for an education facility such as dorms and the theater, and another for non-core assets, such as single-family residential structures around the college. A target date for the auction is mid-December. A marketing campaign is expected to begin in the next 10 days, focusing on existing state universities and other groups.
“Obviously it's a very important sale to Jacksonville. We really want … to have the community on our side and to have the collaborative approach (in selling the property),” said Brent Wellings of AmeriBid.
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Updated Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:18 a.m. CDT