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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.




    Donald Trump and Joe Biden (Getty)
    National

    Real estate pros say Trump better for market than Biden: survey

    Asked if Donald Trump or Joe Biden would be a better president for real estate, many industry professionals surveyed...

    Real estate pros say Trump better for market than Biden: survey
    Eight stats tell the tale of Adam Neumann’s rise, fall, and return
    National Archive Issue

    Eight stats tell the tale of Adam Neumann’s rise, fall, and return

    Adam Neumann is back. In his first venture since leaving WeWork last year, the eccentric and brash Israeli entrepreneur...

    Eight stats tell the tale of Adam Neumann’s rise, fall, and return
    President Donald Trump
    National

    Trump tests positive for coronavirus

    President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday morning. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote. “We will begin our...

    Trump tests positive for coronavirus
    Hakeem Jeffries (Photography by Rayon Richards)
    New York Issue

    The Closing: Hakeem Jeffries

    It took Hakeem Jeffries three tries just to win one of 150 seats in the New York Assembly. Now he is in Congress, chair of the House Democratic caucus, a rising star in the...

    The Closing: Hakeem Jeffries
    Bloomin’ Brands CEO David Deno and an Outback Steakhouse (Credit: Bloomin' Brands and Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
    National

    Outback Steakhouse cuts hours to the bone

    Outback Steakhouse’s parent company is cutting hours for more than 2,600 employees across New York — the latest in a series of labor cuts in various states by the restaurant group. The Australian-themed chain’s...

    Outback Steakhouse cuts hours to the bone
    Mortgage Banker Association’s weekly index shows another increase in purchase applications for home loans during the last week of April 2020. (Credit: iStock)
    National

    Home-purchase loan requests rise for third straight week

    An index tracking mortgage applications to buy single-family homes gained 6 percent, seasonally adjusted, last week from the week...

    Home-purchase loan requests rise for third straight week
    Plaza Hotel managing director George Cozonis with the Plaza Hotel at 768 5th Avenue (Credit: Cozonis by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images)

    The Plaza Hotel shuts down and lays off 251

    Prestige, glamour and Central Park views proved no match for the microscopic coronavirus as the Plaza Hotel stopped taking guests Friday and announced 251 layoffs. “We fully support our local authorities as they work...

    The Plaza Hotel shuts down and lays off 251
    Empire State Realty Trust’s CEO Tony Malkin at last year's MIPIM conference in New York (Credit: Getty Images)
    National

    MIPIM postponed until June as coronavirus spreads

    Come back in June, folks. A day after organizers of MIPIM — one of real estate’s largest annual events...

    MIPIM postponed until June as coronavirus spreads

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