Arthur Becker is a real estate investor in Florida and New York. In the past, he has worked together with Kevin Maloney, Michael Stern, and Robert Gladstone as a silent money partner. He is planning to develop an eight unit plush condo at the 465 Washington streets. The development is envisioned to sell at $52.2 million. Prior to joining real estate industry, he worked as a stockbroker at Bear Stearns where he made a fortune buying tech companies. The business mogul is involved in a wide range of investments including tech, finance, art and real estate as revealed by the relics on his office desk.
The first item is a soldier toy with binoculars. Marketing Bnox is one of the notable investment failures of Arthur Becker. Bnox were specialized binoculars. Even though the startup failed, he developed a love for toys with binoculars and has since created a large collection of them. Other collections are of ancient currencies an origami money board. These are memories of his past experience in the finance sector. These artifacts he plans to exhibit in one of his townhouses in Sullivan.
According to Bloomberg, more than three decades ago, Arthur Becker invested in macadamia nuts. The investment cost him $ 4 million but the nuts took too long to mature. Later he sold the farm at $ 10 million. The investment is represented by a bar of cookies on the desk. After college, Arthur Becker worked at restoring 18th-century buildings at Vermont. Consequently, when he wanted to build the 465 Washington Street project, he imported handmade bricks from Denmark as they brought back the good old memories.
NaviSite notepad is another artifact that is always present on Arthur Becker’s desk. NaviSite was a tech company that managed cloud-based applications and provided data center hosting for enterprises. Arthur Becker operated served as the CEO of the company from 2002 to 2010. The company sold out for $ 230 million to Time Warner Cable. Arthur also worked as the chief advisor at Vera Wang Fashion Company. Just before joining real estate, he worked as the CEO and chairman of Zinio, a publishing platform.