You don’t have to be a tech guru to know this name. Arthur is the current CEO of Zinio. Many people know him because of Linked In and for his CEO work at NaviSite, a NASDAQ-quoted firm that provided application management services and technology to customers in the UK and US between 2002 and 2010.
The company provided cloud-based application management and data hosting center to businesses. They had offices in the US, INDIA, and UK. Arthur Becker served as a senior advisor at Vera Wang Fashion Company. After NaviSite had been sold, Arthur ventured in real estate and technology.
The Tribeca real estate office by Arthur Becker also doubles up as an art studio. It has a fully equipped workshop along with paintings and sculptures that he has put on display. The office space is at 465 Washington Street near the site that will become Becker’s first ground up solo real estate project. The eight-unit luxury houses project has an expected sell of $52.5M.
How Arthur Becker made his fortune
Becker was a stockbroker at Bear Stearns. However, he made his fortune by purchasing tech companies in the 2000s. His wealth has increased massively after his real estate ventures in New York and Florida. However, until recently, Becker has been more of a silent money partner. One significant investment is backing Kevin Maloney and Michael Sterns Billionaires’ Row development. Becker was involved in 10 Sullivan Street, a 16-story apartment building developed by Madison Equities-owned by Robert and Maloney. https://therealdeal.com/2016/08/30/tech-mogul-arthur-becker-gets-trio-of-townhouses-for-stake-in-soho-project/
Last year, developers transferred three adjacent Sullivan Street townhouses to Arthur Becker for a stake in the project. Becker will live in one of them. You can call Becker a jack of many trades. He has business dealings in the art, real estate, technology, and finance. However, he is more into real estate nowadays. According to him, he got lucky and joined the real estate market at the right time.
In conclusion, Becker collects old currencies mostly from African countries like Nigeria and Cameroon. He manages them as part of the art in his office. His office is full of a sculpture of crumpled gold bars, cash, origami animals and other sorts of shapes made from money.