Hilda O’Farrill Ávila bought Unit 204 of 74 Willow Road in Vail, Colorado for $6,750,000 on October 14, 2008. ChedrauiLeaks was unable to find any loans recorded with Eagle County for the purchase, and we believe that the purchase is what is known as a “cash purchase.” The condo was valued at $6,030,580 for tax purposes as of January 12, 2018 by Eagle County.
Hilda O’Farrill Ávila added her daughter Caroline Stephanie Kelly O’Farrill as a co-owner of the condo on a deed dated December 31, 2008. Caroline became the sole owner upon Hilda’s death in 2016. For less than $500, Caroline transferred title to the condo to Longford Investments, LLC on June 14, 2017. The special warranty deed for the transfer includes a statement that “no documentary fee [is] required under CRS 39-13-102(2)(a),” a section of Colorado law that only pertains to transfers of real estate in exchange for an amount from $0 up to $500.
Hilda O’Farrill Ávila was a prominent socialite from the O’Farrill family. The O’Farrills were founding partners of Televisa. Hilda’s grandfather, Maximino Ávila Camacho, was governor of Puebla and her great uncle Manuel Ávila Camacho was president of Mexico.
Hilda O’Farrill Ávila was a cousin of Carlos Fernández Ávila, who was the subject of prior ChedrauiLeaks research.
Estela Chedraui Obeso is married to one of Carlos’s brothers. Irma Chedraui Obeso was married to one of Carlos’s other brothers. Antonio Chedraui Obeso and Alfredo Chedraui Obeso, co-founding board members of Grupo Comercial Chedraui SAB de CV, are Irma and Estela’s brothers.
ChedrauiLeaks.org has noticed that the media in Mexico contains very little information about the business dealings and personal assets in the United States of what could be termed Mexican elites, wealthy business people and politicians. ChedrauiLeaks is not stating that members of the Chedraui family or its businesses had any involvement with Longford Investments, LLC or this condo unit.