Employee Spotlight: David Barer

Name: David Barer

Hometown:  Berkeley, CA

Joined: September, 2021

Department(s):  Engineering

Spoken Languages: English, Russian

What excites you about being part of the Cherre family?
I think the most exciting thing about the Cherre family is how multicultural we are. It’s really cool to be working with people across the globe who are united towards a common goal. There’s also a culture of collaboration here that is special, as everyone is willing to help and answer any question.

At Cherre, we are all snow leopards – what are you working on and what makes you unique? 
I’m one of the youngest engineers here at Cherre, and so am just trying to absorb as much information as possible from more experienced members of the team. I just finished up my onboarding process and have joined the team responsible for bringing in the data for some of our biggest clients. 

How do you give back to the community to change our world for the better?   
Back at school, I ran a program that cooked and served meals to a local homeless shelter. I’m still looking for ways to get involved since moving to New York, but hope to find a similar method to give back to the community.

What keeps you curious and engaged to grow personally/professionally?  
I’ve always been interested in the intersection of economics and data. While the real estate world is new to me, I’ve enjoyed learning about the domain and the tools we use here to transform that data. It’s really easy to stay curious when the work we do is so cutting edge.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love staying active, whether that be playing pickup basketball with friends, going for a run, or rock climbing. Otherwise, I enjoy exploring New York and trying out new restaurants.

What is the last book you read/movie you watched?
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more, so I got a library card and am currently working through The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis and The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy.

If your life were being turned into a movie, who would play you or narrate your story?
Larry David. I’ve been watching a lot of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” lately, and while my life is nowhere near as absurd, I’d love to see a comedic portrayal of it.