Erik Kolb is the executive editor at Royal Media and is responsible for all aspects of editorial operations for the company’s news sites, digital magazines and conferences, as well as managing the edit team. He formerly was the editorial director for real estate at Buyouts Insider, which he joined in early 2015 to manage all aspects of producing the Private Real Estate Summit at the company’s PartnerConnect events. He remained in that role until the spring of 2019. Prior to that, Erik served as the senior editor of real estate at PEI Media, which he joined in September 2010. There, he headed PERE, the company’s global magazine and website for private real estate investment, and remained in that role until the end of 2014. Before that, Erik served as the editor of business publishing at Institutional Investor, as well as supervising editor for the company’s online news site, emii.com. Earlier, he was a senior editor at SourceMedia, where he was responsible for the firm’s fledgling conference newspaper business. Armed with a degree in business journalism from Baruch College (CUNY), Erik began his career as a reporter for Institutional Investor’s newsletter division in 1994. He quickly worked his way up the ranks to become managing editor and eventually executive editor, overseeing several titles covering real estate, money management and banking and a team of three editors and seven reporters. He later took on the role of business development editor, researching potential new titles, drawing up business plans and overseeing their launch.