Red Carpet Real Estate
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 Nunzio, had 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.
With friends like Ron Burkle and Donald Trump and a lilting Italian accent, ID Model Management founder Paolo Zampolli (whose clients apparently include Tara Reid) has long been a Page Six fixture. But the high-rolling, aspiring real estate mogul drew the attention of the international media in 2005 when he started Read More
On the evening of Saturday, March 4, the night before the Oscars, the powerful supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle had dinner with a friend, Paolo Zampolli, the founder of ID Models, at the Japanese restaurant Koi in Los Angeles.
A few tables over, another friend of Mr. Zampolli’s, Page Six editor Richard Johnson, was eating dinner Read More
Page Six tips
The five emails scanned and reproduced here are written by and to: Paolo Zampolli, a friend of Ron Burkle’s and the founder of ID models; Jared Paul Stern, a freelance employee and writer for Page Six; and Kevin Marchetti, an associate of Ron Burkle’s.
They were provided in print form Read More
Paolo Zampolli, a boldface name familiar to any casual reader of Page Six, did some soul-searching last fall. The founder of ID Models, who’s better known for enjoying bottle service at Lotus than for his business acumen, had just lost a public auction to buy Elite Model Management last August, and he was starting to Read More