Arthur Becker is the Managing Partner working at Madison Partners, LLC and he is becoming quickly one of our favorite and most influential real estate developers in the city of New York. Becker has come a long way over the past 15+ years as he worked his way from a Bear Stearns stockbroker into one of the heaviest hitting entrepreneurs in all of New York City. Let’s take a loser look at his meteoric ascent and the path by which Becker came to this success.
You’d have to go back to the early 2000s in order to see Arthur Becker before his first fortune. Becker was working as a stockbroker for Bear Stearns, buying and trading technology companies. It was during this time that Becker struck it big with a couple of sales. Becker would take that success and head right into the real estate market. Becker would turn to Miami and New York as his first two testing grounds for his real estate business. Becker found New York more appealing and he would turn away from Miami to focus therein. By 2011 Becker had started Madison Partners and he was the Managing Partner there.
When it comes to real estate it is all about diversifying and making sure that your investments have a chance to strike it back. So Arthur Becker started by first working right with the big hitters in New York as a quiet backer. Becker got on bored with Kevin Maloney and Michael Stearn in order to work on their Billionaires’ Row project which was located at 111 W 57th Street. Becker’s work here would get him even more work as he switch gears to work on a luxury condo development on Sullivan Street. These early projects gave Becker the momentum he needed in order to get really going.
According to The Real Deal, Arthur Becker is far more than a real estate investor, however, as he is also a huge artist. Becker’s Tribeca neighborhood studio is split directly in half, one side is focused on real estate while the other is literally an art studio. Becker’s diversity has made him successful every step of the way.
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Alexandre Gama is a Brazilian entrepreneur and creative professional whose main focus is within the advertising and communications industry. He began his career after receiving his degree in advertising and communications from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. According to Alexandre Gama’s Wikipedia page, his first job in the field was as a writer for Standard Ogilvy & Mather, where he began working in 1982. He worked for several different advertising agencies over the years, and in 1999 he left his job and started his own company: Neogama. Neogama was an astounding success. In the first year of business at Neogama, the company was awarded a Lion in the Cannes Festival. No company had managed to do so before it. For the company’s first three years, Neogama was the quickest growing agency in Brazil. Gama has won many awards and has taken an interest in his country’s music scene. Alongside his work in the advertising world, he also fosters the success of many up and coming Brazilian acoustic guitar players.
“The Greyhound Diaries” is a labor of love for musician and multimedia artist Doug Levitt, who has spent a large amount of the last decade criss-crossing the country by bus looking to uncover what he believes to be the real America. Across the nation, Doug Levitt has sought out the stories of everyday people he believes have been left behind by their leaders at a national and local level; Levitt understands the problems of local politics as he grew up with his mother a former candidate for Mayor of the U.S. Capital, Washington D.C.
Doug Levitt credits his mother with giving him an informed level of understanding about the role he should play in the lives of members of the wider community, an aspect of life he has continued to take part in across the last decade. Among the talents that have taken Levitt on his journey into “The Greyhound Diaries” is the ability to talk to people from a range of different backgrounds; Doug Levitt explains he was taken to different church services as a child because his mother played a key role in different communities despite the family’s strong roots in Judaism. Doug Levitt on Twitter.
“The Greyhound Diaries” has been ongoing since 2004 when the initial trip taken by Doug Levitt left the former journalist with the impression an economic disaster was just around the corner. As an artistic and social project the issue of poverty running through “The Greyhound Diaries” the continued chronicling of the problems felt before, during, and after the 2008 economic crisis that was foretold by Doug Levitt over the course of his bus journey.
The life of Doug Levitt can be viewed as being lived in two separate halves of his initial success as a foreign correspondent and the second as an artist achieving much as a musician and author. Levitt has been inspired by the WPA broadcasts of depression era America that were created by artists seeking to record the one of the most important moments in American history; since finding success as an artist Levitt has performed at some of the leading music venues in the U.S. and traveled to the U.K. to continue his work.
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