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Beer heir snags UES co-op for $55M

Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila picked up art collector's pad at 960 Fifth Avenue
By E.B. Solomont | May 11, 2017 06:50PM

Carlos Alejandro Pérez and 960 Fifth Avenue

Colombian financier and beer heir Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila has picked up the late art collector Robert Ellsworth’s sprawling Upper East Side co-op for $55 million.

Property records show Pérez Dávila — a former investment banker and a member of the wealthy Colombian family that controls brewing giant SABMiller — purchased the third-floor pad at 960 Fifth Avenue through Quadrant Capital Advisors, a New York-based fund he co-manages with his cousin Alejandro Santo Domingo, head of the Grupo Santo Domingo empire.

The 22-room apartment was home to Ellsworth before he died in 2014. After his death, Masahiro Hashiguchi, his live-in chef and the executor of his estate, quietly put the apartment on the market asking about $35 million.

Last year, news reports indicated that Standard Industries co-CEO David Millstone and his wife Jennifer, daughter of shopping mall mogul Samuel Heyman, had picked up the pad for $53 million. The co-op has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a library and eight maid’s rooms.

The tony building is also home to Egyptian construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris, who paid $70 million for a penthouse previously owned by the late Edgar Bronfman. Peruvian businessman Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor, an heir to a Peruvian banking fortune, also owns a $21 million co-op at the building.