New York Real Estate Online News Publication, The Real Deal recently published an article on one of New York City’s low key luxury property investors named Arthur Becker. Becker has had a long career that spans working on a Macademia nut farm in Hawaii, to running a technology company and renovating 18th century homes. Now Becker is a major real estate investor with most of his property investments in New York City as well as some in Miami, Florida.
The Real Deal news article covered Arthur Becker’s real estate investments in New York City, his long and highly unusual career and some of his more interesting hobbies. To start, The Real Deal points out that Arthur Becker’s real estate office also serves a dual purpose as his art studio. It turns out that Arthur Becker is a sculptor and painter. Becker especially likes to incorporate elements of money and finance in his artistic work.
One example of Becker combining money and art together and creating a master piece is his cash cow sculpture that is made out of actual cash. A lot of Arthur Becker’s cash and money themed art has been auctioned off and sold to Wall Street financiers and investors. It seems that money art is indeed popular in what can be described as the center of the money markets in the world.
Another hobby of Arthur Becker that is described in the Real Deal is the fact that he likes to collect ancient forms of currency from West African nations such as Cameroon and Nigeria. Becker says it is interesting to note how money has evolved both in its hard form and as a form of expression. Today we have paper money and coins. Money used to be measured in beads or jewelry that was both an artistic way of expressing value as well as a material way.
In an article on NY Daily News, as a property developer, Arthur Becker has made a splash with the New York City real estate scene when he started a solo project at 465 Washington Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Becker’s office is conveniently located near the development. 465 Washington will feature three stories and a total of eight luxury units. It is expected to sell for over $52 million. You can also visit Angel.co for more details.