Bankruptcy Auction Underway for High Profile Properties in Honesdale, PA

Bankruptcy Auction Underway for High Profile Properties in Honesdale, PA

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (September 1, 2015)The bankruptcy auction for the  American Real Estate Investment Holdings, Inc. and its affiliated debtors portfolio of properties located in the downtown Honesdale, Pennsylvania area is now underway. Led by SVN Auction Services’ National Director, Louis B. Fisher III and Managing Director David E. Gilmore, CCIM, the offering consists of a two story leased office building, 70,000 plus square foot industrial warehouse, 28 room motel with restaurant, 2.82 acre commercial pad site and a lakefront residential home / resort. Initial written bids for these real estate assets are due by October 14.

“These are well positioned, very visible, high profile properties in the Honesdale market,” said Fisher.

Three of the commercial properties are located next to the other and the fourth commercial property is located across the street.

“The variety of the assets, their potential investment upside and their locations predominantly in the downtown area should make this an exciting and active auction event” said Fisher.

Qualified bidders can bid on a single property, a group of properties or the entire asset portfolio.  Property tours will begin September 4th by special appointment. Qualified Bidders for each property —single, group and / or entire portfolio—will be invited for the live auction, which is scheduled for 10:00 AM in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, October 15.  For more information, visit

Fisher, a nationally-recognized auction services and commercial real estate professional and Gilmore managing director, earned the American Real Estate Investment Holdings assignment from the United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre Division). In this effort, Fisher and Gilmore are working closely with the debtors and debtor’s counsel, Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.

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Louis B. Fisher III, CAI | National Director

SVN Auction Services, LLC


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