Arthur Becker is a real estate mogul who has taken his passion for arts to another level. His Tribeca real estate office functions as an art studio with a fully furnished workshop along with sculptures and paintings that he has personally created. The office is located down the street a short distance from the site of what will be Becker’s first ground-up solo development project.
Arthur Becker is putting up an eight unit luxury condo at 465 Washington Street that is expected to sell at $52.5 million. The 66-year old billionaire made his fortune by buying tech companies in the early 2000s. He formerly worked as a stockbroker at Bear Stearns. However, Becker later shifted to invest into real estate in New York and Florida.
In the recent days, Arthur Becker has been more of a silent-money partner where he has actively backed Michael Stern and Kelvin Maloney in their massive development at 111 West 57th Street. Becker has also invested in a 16-story condo building and 10 Sullivan Street.
Arthur Becker was married to designer Vera Wang for more than 20 years until the couple separated in 2012. The billionaire’s business dealings are vast spanning from tech, art, finance, and real estate where he has put a lot of focus in the recent days. Arthur Becker considers himself lucky for getting into the real estate business at the right time.
Despite his huge success in various business ventures, Arthur Becker has also experienced some failures. Becker’s investment in specialized binoculars dubbed Bnox wasn’t received well by the market in what Becker thinks that the customers might not have liked how far the eyes were from each other.
According to Curbed, Arthur Becker has been collecting ancient currencies from Nigeria and Cameroon. Some of the currencies are said to be over a millennium old. Becker uses these ancient coins to make beautiful sculptures. Other notable arts include the origami money board, magic eight ball, and paperweights.
About Arthur Becker
Arthur Becker serves as a Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC. Madison Partners is an investment firm that focuses on real estate and financing starter Bio Tech ventures. Arthur previously served as the chairman and the CEO of Zinio, LLC, and NaviSite.
Becker has had interests in art from the time he was young. He enrolled at Bennington College where he graduated with a degree in art. Becker continues to produce outstanding pieces of art some of which have been exhibited in New York and Florida.
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