In an article on Huffingtonpost, Arthur Becker came up in the early 2000’s as a stockbroker. His greatest work, and first fortune, came by the way of investing in tech companies. Arthur Becker bought and sold tech companies until he was able to make a transition into the career that he had always wanted: a real estate mogul. However, there were more than a few hurdles that Becker had to leap before he could become the successful New York based real estate maven that we know of today. Let’s dig into Becker’s interesting career arc in order to really appreciate how far he has come!
Let’s jump back in time to when Becker was still looking for a way to transition from a stockbroker into a full-fledged entrepreneur. Becker wanted to utilize his fortune in order to invest in something big that could get him comfortable. Of course this led Becker to take a friend’s suggestion: investing in macadamia nut farms in Hawaii. Yeah, that isn’t exactly the first thing that you’ll think of when it comes to investing but the gambit worked! Becker was able to turn a few million dollars into even more when he sold his stake in the farms to a prominent cookie company that you’ve probably (definitely) heard of: Mrs. Fields.
According to The Real Deal, eager to parlay that success into more, Becker turned his attention to real estate. Specifically: Becker wanted to focus on real estate in New York. For a while Becker worked as the silent money man behind some of the biggest investments in the New York area. Becker was a silent partner for Billionaires’ Row which was developed by Michael Stern and Kevin Maloney. Becker also worked with Maloney and Robert Gladstone as well. Now Becker is looking to take his name to the next level by getting to the front of the building. What does this mean?
Well, now Becker is investing in his own developmental projected which is located at 465 Washington Street. Becker is stepping to the forefront in order to establish himself. The building will become an eight unit luxury condo that embodies everything that Becker defines in terms of style: luxury, art, and a boutique cover through it all.