Arthur Becker got started in business by buying a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. He invested around $4 million in the business. He didn’t realize that it takes a very long time to grow the nuts. He had a contract with Mrs. Fields to buy the nuts for about $10 million. In a report by Curbed, today he is a successful real estate developer, in New York and Florida. Becker was a stock broker years earlier with Bear Sterns. He made his money buying up technology companies in the early 2000s.
Until just recently, Arthur has been a silent partner in most of the real estate deals. He is about to embark on his first solo project. He will be putting his own name on a condominium project. He is planning an eight-unit building at 465 Washington Street in Tribeca. He hopes to sellout at $52.5 million. His business endeavors are many, including finance, art, technology and properties.
According to NY Daily News, Arthur was Chairman and CEO of Zinio. He was CEO of NaviSite, a company listed on the NASDAQ that provides technology and application management services. They provide data center hosting and cloud applications to enterprises. The firm was sold to Time Warner in 2011. He was a senior advisor to the Vera Wang fashion designing company for several years. Currently, Arthur is a managing member of Madison Partners, LLC. The company is involved with real estate and Bio Tech ventures.
In 1994, Arthur Becker started Bnox, Inc. They made products for the single use camera market. They sold through retailers like CVS and Walmart. He founded Atlantic Investors with a partner. He has had many successful business ventures. In 2011, he started privately investing in real estate. Currently, Becker resides in New York City and in Miami. He plans to continue his real estate investing in the near future.
Check out his website: http://arthurbeckerstudio.com/