Nav Athwal is Co-Founder and CEO of RealtyShares, a leading crowdfunding for real estate platform that has raised debt and equity capital for over 60 real estate properties located across 10 states. Prior to founding RealtyShares, Nav was a real estate and land use attorney at San Francisco based Farella Braun & Martel LLP where he represented developers, fund managers, nonprofits, governmental organizations and REIT's on some of the largest mixed use residential, commercial and renewable energy projects across the country.
Nav was named a 2013 Northern California Rising Star Lawyer, is a lecturer on real estate law and investing at UC Berkeley and graduated from UC Berkeley Law School in 2010 as the Class Valedictorian. Nav is also a thought leader in the Crowdfunding and P2P Lending Space having participated in various panels and public discussions on these topics. Nav has been featured in countless publications including Forbes, WSJ and CNNMoney.