CHESTERTON - London
A woman and a man smoking a cigarette are walking past the office of Chesterton Humberts, 60 Sloane Ave, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom.
CREDIT: Alex Masi for The Wall Street Journal
The name of London real-estate agency Chesterton Humberts exudes English affluence. But in early 2011, as Libya was engulfed in revolution, a substantial stake in the firm was quietly acquired by the wealthy family of a longtime lieutenant to Moammar Gadhafi, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investment.