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Professional Profile: David Barr 2012


  • Title: Executive Vice President
  • Company: Gates Capital Corp.
  • Location: New York City
  • Birthplace: Red Bank, NJ

Family: Wife (Barbara), son (Paul John), son (David), daughter (Maggie) and son
College: Hofstra University (BS & MBA)
First job outside of real estate: Washing dishes in a restaurant when I was 13
First job in real estate or allied field: As an analyst at the New Jersey Housing and
Mortgage Finance Agency
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?: Predominately
arranging financing for not-for profit’s capital projects. I plan on growing the practice to be
the leader in this area throughout NYS and the Northeast.
Hobbies: Youth sports with my children.
Favorite book: “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games” (reading along with my
Favorite movie: Current: “Moneyball” Past: “Mr. Roberts”
Keys to success: Dedication and attention to detail
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Winston Churchill
If you had to choose another vocation, what would it be?: Historic architectural