Arthur Becker, from Artist to Real Estate Mogul

It is often said that you can spot an artist in a crowded room. The exuberance of most of them is too hard to miss. That, however, cannot be said of Arthur Becker. The Bachelor of Arts graduate from Bennington College prefers to stay away from the limelight. The photographs, sculptures and the other forms of visual art that he creates are not so humble, often covering eye-catching subjects such as money.

It is the same excellence Arthur Becker has shown in art that he hopes to replicate in real estate investment. He recently discussed his hopes and achievements in an interview with The Real Deal. With an MBA from Tusk School of Business at Dartmouth, he is well prepared for the real estate sector. Years of investing in information technology and biotechnology startups have also equipped him with the prerequisite financial muscle.

Surprisingly, Arthur Becker has previously worked in the real estate industry having held a job restoring 18th-century homes for a brief period after college. In recent years he has also acted as a silent-money partner for more established real estate developers such as Robert Gladstone.

A major contributor to Arthur Becker’s success is the fact that he challenges himself. He has never been one to dwell in one place after he has gotten comfortable. Constantly moving and changing has equipped him with a lot of valuable lessons that many at his age and professional level have not picked up through their journeys. For instance, early on in his investment career, he backed a binoculars startup that went on to fail. He, however, went on to amass a fortune by avoiding the mistakes he had earlier made. Among the businesses he invested in was NaviSite, which went on to be sold to Time Warner Cable for more than $200 million.

According to The Real Deal, a testament to his overall hard work and diligence, Arthur Becker has had his artwork shown at a number of major exhibitions. They have been exhibited at the Hal Katzen in New York, Art in Basel, Fine Art in New York, and Arcature Fine Art in California. He is now in the process of developing a project valued at tens of millions of dollars.

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