And the Buyer Is… The Qatari Prime Minister?

No sneering neighbors here.

No sneering neighbors here.

If you’re trying to guess who the mysterious buyer of a townhouse is these days, it seems like a good idea to start with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

Yesterday, The Observer broke the news that the Ellen Biddle Shipman mansion at 21 Beekman Place, listed with Brown Harris Steven’s Paula Del Nunziohad sold for $35 million—with all the furnishings included. And now The Post is claiming that the buyer is none other than the real estate mad sheikh himself, who just bought Aby Rosen’s $47 million townhouse at 22 East 71st Street. 306279

And the Buyer Is… The Qatari Prime Minister?