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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.





    WeWork CEO is Sandeep Mathrani (Wework)

    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
    Robert Durst (Getty)
    Los Angeles

    Robert Durst convicted of murder

    Justice has finally caught up with Robert Durst. The notorious heir to the Durst real estate fortune was convicted of murder Friday by a Los Angeles jury for the execution-style shooting of his friend...

    Robert Durst convicted of murder
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh (Getty, iStock)

    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
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    New York News Analysis

    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)

    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
    Ray McGuire photographed by Axel Dupeux.
    New York

    The Closing: Ray McGuire

    Ray McGuire’s path from “the streets to the suites” is made-for-movie stuff. Growing up poor and fatherless in Dayton, Ohio, he worked his way into the elite boarding school Hotchkiss, then Harvard for undergraduate,...

    The Closing: Ray McGuire
    Donald Trump and Joe Biden (Getty)

    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

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