Back in the early 2000s Arthur Becker was making his way as a stockbroker for Bear Stearns. A few hits later investing in the tech industry and Becker was suddenly looking to a future that he was able to create of his own making. Flash forward to today and Arthur Becker has established a real estate office in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Now, Becker is aiming at becoming one of the bigger real estate innovators in the already booming marketplace. His first solo project will be a development located at 465 Washington Street.
In an article on Curbed, the condo located on 465 Washington Street will be undergoing some pretty wild changes when Becker gets done with it. Becker bought the building so that he could develop an eight unit luxury condo that is focused on blending beautiful artwork with the kind of upscale vibe that Becker has always enjoyed. The building plans have Becker aiming to sell the project for an estimated $52 million by the time all is said and done. This is a huge step for Becker and one of his biggest solo projects to date.
For a while now Arthur Becker has been getting his feet wet in the New York real estate market by plying the role of silent money man. Becker has backed some real estate giants in the form of Michael Stern and Kevin Maloney with their work on Billionaires’ Row which is located at 111 West 57th Street. Becker has also backed projects at Madison Equities — developed by Robert Gladstone and Kevin Maloney. Being the silent partner in these scenarios can be a great way to establish clout in the industry but after a while you have to step out and take command of your name and your net-worth and that is why Becker is stepping up to the plate for this new project.
Arthur Becker is a study in interesting contradictions. At heart he is an artist and money doesn’t seem to be a diving factor for him at all. He creates origami structures, has turned half of his real estate office into an art studio, and even had a 20 year relationship with designer Vera Wang. We are interested to see how these life experiences shape his work at 465 Washington Street.
Check out the website arthurbeckerstudio.com