New York investor and businessman, Arthur Becker has created an international professional presence in the fashion & design, bio technology, information technology, and real estate industries. He is chairman and chief executive officer at Zinio, a digital magazine converter company; and owner of real estate company, Madison Partners, LLC. His first investment was the buy-out of NaviSite, a services provider of technology and application management. He sold the business to Time for $230 million, in 2011, receiving a remarkable capital gain on his initial investment. In an Inspirery interview, Becker shares his secrets to his personal success in bio and information technologies .
Arthur Becker begins his Inspirery interview attributing his inspiration to the Vera Wang Fashion Company. He worked at the business as senior advisor seven years and gained valuable expertise in the design and fashion industry. It inspired him to start Madison Partners which is the first company he has made investments. He said he makes money from the company by investing in properties requiring renovation and redevelopment. The renovated properties are then leased or placed on the market for purchase.
When asked about the marketing strategy he used to attract new business, he replied, his prior experience in the investment industry. Arthur Becker said he didn’t need a marketing strategy because he had already established existence in New York as a reputable businessman. What continues to make him successful is coming into the market at the right time, hard work, and staying focus. The future for Madison Partners is to start leasing the townhouses and selling some of his houses to a prospect buyer. Mr. Becker ended the interview by saying his most recent purchase for his business is the invested properties. More details can be found on LinkedIn.
Arthur Becker has other investments, including Madison Technology Group, LLC, an information and technology consulting company. He has retired as CEO of Zinio and serves as chairman. In 2016, sources reported that Mr. Becker made a $500 million investment into New York real estate properties. He’s also exploring real estate in Florida.