Bob Ivry has covered real estate for Bloomberg News since 2006. He has written for Esquire, Washington Post Book World, Popular Science, Maxim, Spin, Details and Self. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and Ploughshares. Before joining Bloomberg, Ivry worked for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Examiner and The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey, where he won awards for criticism and news feature reporting from the New Jersey Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Garden State Association of Black Journalists. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Janelle, and their three children.