Rey Mashayekhi is a former writer at Fortune, where he covered finance, fintech, politics, and public policy. Prior to joining Fortune in 2018, Rey worked as a reporter for New York City-based real estate news outlets Commercial Observer and The Real Deal, where he covered news and trends in the world of commercial real estate. He began his career as a commodities reporter covering the metals industry for trade publication American Metal Market, a division of business publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor. A graduate of Eugene Lang College at The New School, he served as news editor of The New School Free Press, his alma mater’s student-run publication, and was part of an editorial staff that won two Associated Collegiate Press awards in 2012. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Rey lives in Los Angeles.