Arthur Decker: From Technology to Real Estate Mogul

Arthur Becker is a real estate developer in New York, and he recently allowed some insight into his life via the desk in his office. The office space itself doubles as an art studio where he has his own sculptures and paintings. He is planning his own art exhibit at one of his renovated townhouses, and he has sold a number of art pieces to people on Wall Street.

Many of the contents of Arthur Becker’s desk contain insights into his past or have a link to his business history. The cookies, for instance, are reminiscent of an investment he made in a macadamia nut field, the nuts of which he sold to Mrs. Fields’ cookies for 6 million dollars. There are also collectibles- he began collecting binoculars when he was working on developing a specialized binocular, a business attempt that Arthur Becker dubs a failure. He also collects ancient currencies from Africa, which he then replicates in his art. He has origami made out of gold bars and dollar bills, as well as brick samples he kept when he began restoring old homes in Vermont.

Born in 1950, Arthur Becker received his Bachelors’ of Arts at Bennington College before going to Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he graduated with his Masters’. Check out LinkedIn to know more.

Arthur Becker’s work experience began with restoring old homes in Vermont, however, he then turned to business and was a Managing Partner at NaviSite, a tech company, for 5 years. After this he became the Chairman and CEO of Zinio, a large digital newsstand. He also was a senior advisor to Vera Wang, his estranged wife, for seven years. Arthur Becker made the switch from technology to real estate, and today he is a Managing Member at Madison Partners, LLC. He also continues to privately invest in technology as well as real estate. Currently he is investing and renovating three townhouses that he was given in exchange for his stake in a condo development project. It is reported that Becker will live in one of the townhouses and sell the other two.

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