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Erik Engquist

Senior managing editor
Erik joined The Real Deal as senior managing editor in 2019 after 14 years at Crain's New York Business. Prior to that he wrote a weekly political column for Courier-Life Publications for which he was named "best political columnist" in New York by the Village Voice. From 1996 until 2000 he reported for daily newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, covering education, development and municipal government. A graduate of Yale University, Erik has won two National Headliner Awards and was the lead writer for two series that won the New Jersey Press Association's top public service award in consecutive years. He and his wife have twin sons, born in 2000.




    Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley (Getty/iStock, Photo Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
    News Analysis

    Real estate looks like a winner in mayor’s race

    The mayor’s race is still undecided, but real estate is on the verge of victory. Notwithstanding left-wing candidate Maya...

    Real estate looks like a winner in mayor’s race
    Brooklyn borough president candidates Robert Cornegy Jr., Jo Anne Simon and Antonio Reynoso (Getty) 
    News Analysis

    A housing voter’s humble request: One good candidate

    Elections should be easy for single-issue voters: Pick whoever’s best on your top concern and fill in the bubble....

    A housing voter’s humble request: One good candidate
    Andrew Yang (Getty)
    News Analysis

    Does Andrew Yang’s housing plan make sense?

    New Yorkers no longer have a choice: We have to take Andrew Yang seriously. The Democratic primary for mayor...

    Does Andrew Yang’s housing plan make sense?
    U.S. Representatives Tom Suozzi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jerrold Nadler. (Getty)
    News Analysis

    SALT is crisis for Democrats, not for real estate

    Remember when blue states’ home values were falling and the real estate industry was blaming the new tax law?...

    SALT is crisis for Democrats, not for real estate
    New York State Supreme Court judges Arthur Engoron, Verna Saunders and Katherine Levine (Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
    News Analysis

    When big-time projects are stopped by small-time judges

    “These are huge towers. I’ve lived in the city my whole life. You can’t just do this because the...

    When big-time projects are stopped by small-time judges
    The soft market for luxury units has some developers hard up. (Getty)

    Buyers taking advantage of New York City’s condo glut

    One of economists’ favorite expressions is Herbert Stein’s “if something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” Just ask...

    Buyers taking advantage of New York City’s condo glut
    Seth Hoy of Manhattan Legal Services with with 74 Post Avenue. (Google Maps, LinkedIn)

    Inwood tenants claim landlord using blaze to hike rents

    Tenants burned out of their rent-stabilized Inwood apartments in January have a theory: The landlord wants them to give...

    Inwood tenants claim landlord using blaze to hike rents

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