Sitting down with Arthur Becker in order to talk through his experiences as an entrepreneur is probably one of the best things a young professional can do. As the CEO and Chairman of ZINIO as well as the Managing Partner over at Madison Partners LLC, Becker is uniquely qualified to talk about working as an entrepreneur within the industry. Becker’s work has spanned several decades and multiple industries. Let’s find out exactly what makes him tick in an enlightening interview from NY Daily News.
Becker first started into the technological side of the business world in 2003 when he became the CEO of NaviSite. For almost a decade his sole focus was on growing the best techno company that he could. In 2011 Becker parlayed his success within tech in order to establish Madison Partners, LLC. Madison Partners focuses on real estate and bio tech investments and their primary place of business is located in New York City. Breaking into real estate, as Becker would admit, was a huge step but it is one that he had to make. More details can be found on Bloomberg.
Jumping into the real estate field was a risk but it was one that Becker accomplished with relative aplomb. Becker found that his immediate profit finding ability in the tech field wasn’t quite the same as the real estate industry. Becker admits, “I rushed my business instead of taking my time.” Still, being able to bounce back from failure is just as integral as succeeding in the first place. Becker says that the key to his success, more often than not, comes by way of immense preparation. Becker says, “I don’t think there was really any time that I necessarily doubted myself as a businessman.” Becker expounds on that statement by saying, “It’s easy to doubt yourself if you don’t know what you are doing.”
For right now we are excited to see how Madison Partners grows and continues to flourish under the handling of Arthur Becker. The company recently laid claim to a trio of townhouses for development down in Soho. Becker also has another project being developed in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.