Arthur Becker: the All-round Real Estate Developer

Arthur Becker is interested in real estate, technology, and art. His real estate office doubles up as an art studio where he has displayed his paintings and sculptures. He plans to venture into his first solo development project, reports Bloomberg. The development, which will be located on 465 Washington Street, is an eight-unit condo that is expected to sell at $52.5 million.

66 year old Arthur Becker recently ventured into the real estate sector in New York and Florida. In New York, he has invested in projects in Third Avenue, Redhook, Tribecca, Chelsea Avenue, and Sullivan Street. He has also invested in Townhouses located at Sixth Avenue and the tallest building in New York City—Steinway, 57th street.

Beginnings in Vermont

After Becker completed college, he briefly stayed at Buddhist monastery in Vermont. He then began restoring 18th century houses in Vermont. The bricks used in his 465 Washington Street development, remind Becker of the bricks he encountered while working on the project in Vermont. One of the houses he restored was bought by Vermont Gov. Thomas Salmon, who started living there is 1977.

Becker began investing in technology companies in early 2000s. He managed NaviSite, the webhosting company, until 2010 when it was sold to Time Warner Cable. He also ran publishing company Zinio before making his foray into real estate.

About Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker manages Madison Partners, LLC, an investment company focused on real estate and bio technology ventures. He holds a double major in ceramics and photography from Bennington College. He also studies at Amos Tuck (Dartmouth) business school and worked on projects in New England. He has served as chief executive officer of two technology companies. When he was in his 30s, Becker and a friend bought a macadamia farm in Hawaii. They Grew a million pounds of the nut and contracted a cookie company to sell them.

Becker started doing photography again in the late 90s. His goal was to develop photo images with texture. His recent work centers on currency, specifically exploring the meaning we give to money and our relationship with that meaning. His work has been showcased in many exhibitions including Hal Katzen, Arcature Fine Art and Art Basel.