Nav Athwal is the CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyShares and in this capacity drives the company vision, strategy and growth. Nav is passionate about real estate & technology and founded RealtyShares to change the way investors access and invest in the multi-trillion dollar real estate market.
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 real estate and renewable energy projects across the Country. Former clients include Equity Residential, Archstone, SKS Investments, AvalonBay, SFMOMA and First Solar and representative transactions include the Airbnb Headquarters, the Pinterest Headquarters and Desert Sunlight & Topaz, two of the largest utility scale solar projects in the world.
Nav was named a 2013 Northern California Rising Star Lawyer and is a guest lecturer to UC Berkeley Law and MBA Students on Real Estate Law and Investments. Nav holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and a JD from UC Berkeley Law School where he was Class Valedictorian. Nav is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.