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Erik Engquist

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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.




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    National News Analysis

    A pitch to buy Compass stock goes horribly wrong

    If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. It’s an adage that Compass cheerleaders would do well to...

    A pitch to buy Compass stock goes horribly wrong
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    National

    Mortgage demand drops to turn-of-the-century levels

    Home loan, anyone? Mortgages are selling like ice cubes in Antarctica, and the numbers seem to get worse every...

    Mortgage demand drops to turn-of-the-century levels
    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
    New York Archive News Analysis

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas

    You’ve heard the adage, “If it bleeds, it leads.” That is, journalists cover plane crashes, not landings. True to...

    Be not afraid: A NY transplant goes house-hunting in Texas
    WeWork CEO is Sandeep Mathrani (Wework)
    National

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public

    Google the phrase “WeWork going public” and among the questions that pop up are: “When did WeWork go public?”...

    Two years after its IPO fail, WeWork will go public
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh (Getty, iStock)
    National

    The rent is finally due: Supreme Court ends moratorium

    The Supreme Court dropped the hammer on nonpaying tenants Thursday, ruling President Joe Biden’s latest eviction ban unconstitutional. The...

    The rent is finally due: Supreme Court ends moratorium
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)
    New York

    Cuomo announces he will resign

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will step down in 14 days, a stunning development that came one week after a damning report found that he sexually harassed 11 women. With impeachment looming,...

    Cuomo announces he will resign
    Donald Trump and Allen Weisselberg (Getty)
    National

    Trump Org, CFO systematically cheated on taxes, prosecutors say

    Prosecutors on Thursday charged the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer with systematically and illegally evading taxes for...

    Trump Org, CFO systematically cheated on taxes, prosecutors say
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    New York

    Five reasons Andrew Cuomo is doomed

    The governor was at the peak of his powers — a rising star in the Democratic Party and the most feared figure in the state of New York. Within a week, it all came...

    Five reasons Andrew Cuomo is doomed
    President Joe Biden (Getty; iStock)
    National

    President Joe Biden’s real estate checklist

    With one exception, real estate is not in Joe Biden’s immediate agenda. But within the next few months, the...

    President Joe Biden’s real estate checklist

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