Arthur Becker graduated from Bennington college in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is also a graduate of the Amos Tuck Graduate School Of Business – Dartmouth. In 1988 he was hired by Bear Stearns, Inc. and worked in the company’s client services division. He has had considerable success in the investing and technology industries which led to his amassing a fortune and entering the field of luxury residential property development in the city of New York.
In 1991, while still employed at Bear Stearns, Arthur Becker and golfing legend Arnold Palmer led a proxy fight against the management team and Board of Directors of ProGroup, Inc. Progroup managed a number of brands including Arnold Palmer’s, Duckster, and HotZ. Arthur took over as Chairman of the Board and then sold the company in 1994.
In the technology industry, Becker founded Bnox, Inc. and led the company as its President. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of NaviSite, another technology company, for eight years and was also the CEO and Chairman of the digital magazine provider Zinio.
In the field of investing, Arthur Becker founded a financial advice company, Advance Partners, LLC, in 1998. His huge success leading this company led to him founding another financial industry company, Atlantic Investors, which he led as CEO for eight years. At Atlantic Investors, he purchased a number of companies in the technology industry, including NaviSite. Click here to know more.
In 2011, Arthur Becker founded Madison Partners, LLC. As the Managing Member of the company, he invests in technology and New York real estate. He has over $500 million invested in high-end condominiums around the city, including in the coveted areas of Tribeca and Soho. He lives in a condominium he bought in Soho, alongside two other he owns and leases out. Each of the homes is 6,500 square feet and feature the height of luxury throughout their designs and furnishings. In early 2017, Becker bought his Tribeca property and plans to build a condominium with seven single units and a penthouse that will be twice the size of the others. Once completed, it’s estimated the property will be worth $53 million.