The wild and varied career of Arthur Becker has served to prove one thing: anybody can make it in an industry as long as they dedicate themselves to the work. Becker used to be a stockbroker over at Bear Stearns before he hit it big while trading tech companies in the early 2000s. That pretty much spelled the end of his work as a trader as Becker wanted to make his own luck. That mindset, manifest destiny if you will, led Becker to pursue a wide array of different investment opportunities before finally coming back to New York to establish himself as an elite real estate investor. More details can be found on Madison Partners.
If you head down to the Tribeca area of Manhattan you’ll eventually find your way to Arthur Becker’s real estate office. One step inside and it is pretty apparent that you aren’t dealing with your traditional real estate investor. One half of this office is dedicated solely to real estate. The other half? Well, it is dedicated to Becker’s love of all things artistic. The second half of Becker’s office is a fully functional art studio. You’ll see works in progress, Becker’s favorite pieces, and a little display of some of the work he sells to customers. How did Becker get here? Well, the path was not straight and narrow — it provided many turns into uncommon industries.
After hitting it off in real estate Becker started to invest in the things that interested him greatly as a person. He turned to ancient and foreign currency from South Africa — primarily Cameroon and Nigeria. As a previous employee in the banking industry Becker had always been fascinated by the importance people placed on currency. This transitioned to a side project where Becker created origami art and statues out of currency which he then sells around the city and to art collectors.
Finally, Becker made his way to New York where he learned the ropes in real estate as an investor behind the scenes for people like Michael Stern and Kevin Maloney. Now Arthur Becker is focused on building his first solo development project: a condo unit at 465 Washington Street in Manhattan.