Nav Athwal

RealtyShares “acquires” rival platform

Online real estate investing marketplace RealtyShares has purchased rival Acquire Real Estate. According to a release the two companies charted their own distinct paths. RealtyShares has grown by simplifying investing and financing across the capital stack, an approach that saw ...

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RealtyShares hires VP of commercial debt originations

Online real estate crowdfunding marketplace RealtyShares has named Bill Lanting its vice president of commercial debt originations. He will lead the expansion of RealtyShares’ commercial debt product. While with Thorofare Capital and Partners Capital, Mr. Lanting was responsible for bridge ...

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RealtyShares names Chief Product Officer

Real estate crowdfunder RealtyShares has named Simon Morris as Chief Product Officer. He is responsible for technology and product development. “I chose to join RealtyShares because I’m interested in the dream of what this can be,” Mr. Morris explained. “The ...

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RealtyShares expanding into new property sectors

Online real estate investing marketplace RealtyShares has successfully crowdfunded a significant portion of a Marriott property in Columbus, OH. Close to $1.5 million of equity was raised from RealtyShares’ accredited investors.   RealtyShares CEO Nav Athwal said his investors were ...

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RealtyShares names CCO

Real estate crowdfunding marketplace RealtyShares has named Arash Sotoodehnia Chief Credit Officer. He will manage the platform’s risk analytic framework, policies and guidelines. Mr. Sotoodehnia joins RealtyShares from Citi, where he headed its risk policy and controls division. He has ...

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RealtyShares targets large investors with new equity fund

Online real estate crowdfunding marketplace RealtyShares is launching a diversified marketplace equity fund for institutions, single-family offices and high net worth individuals. “This fund represents our first significant outreach to larger investors, and will provide them with exposure to small-balance ...

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The Daily Dig for Wednesday, Oct. 15

Russian firm look to invest in US tech, P2P Russian VC Life.Sreda made a killing when it exited Simple and is looking to invest some of that bounty into Square-type tech firms and P2P operations, reports Ilya Khrennikov. P2P?  Depends ...

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The Daily Dig for Wednesday, August 20

Kickstarter helping close gender funding gap It’s not exactly front page news that women are underrepresented in most business sectors.  Thanks in part to crowdfunding that gap is beginning to shrink.  Ruth Simon explains. Who are the most active Bay ...

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