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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.




    Chris Ward, California assembly member for the 78th District (Twitter/asmchrisward, iStock/Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)
    National

    Home-flip tax would punish the good guys

    Just when you think politicians cannot get any more daft about housing, along comes Chris Ward. The California Assembly member wanted to give ordinary homebuyers a better shot at competing with home flippers, so...

    Home-flip tax would punish the good guys
    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
    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)
    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

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