Tramontana Investment Company, a Cayman Islands corporation, purchased Unit #6 of 44 West Meadow Drive in Vail, Colorado for $1,075,000 on April 2, 1992. 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.”
Hilda O’Farrill Avila was “the principal owner” of Tramontana Investment Company as of December 14, 2001 according to the company. Three days later (Dec. 17, 2001) Tramontana Investment Company transferred title to the condo to Hilda O’Farrill Avila in her own name. Hilda gave no consideration for the transfer, Tramontana told the Vail town government.
The condo was valued at $2,216,470 for tax purposes as of January 12, 2018. In part 2 of this series, we’ll examine subsequent transfers of title.
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 Tramontana Investment Company or this condo unit.