Nav Athwal
Founder & CEORealtyShares
Nav is Founder and CEO of RealtyShares, an online marketplace for real estate investing connecting individual and institutional investors to private US real estate investments. Prior to founding RealtyShares, Nav was a real estate and land use attorney at San Francisco based law firm Farella Braun & Martel (FBM). At FBM, Nav represented developers, fund managers, nonprofits and public and private REIT's on some of the largest US real estate and renewable energy projects. Former clients include Equity Residential, Archstone, SKS Investments and representative transactions include the Airbnb Headquarters, the Pinterest Headquarters and Desert Sunlight & Topaz. Nav was named a 2013 Northern California Rising Star Lawyer and is a guest lecturer to UC Berkeley Law.

Nav holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School where he was Class Valedictorian. Nav is also is a regulator contributor to Forbes.