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28: RealtyShares CEO: The Future Landscape of Real Estate Investing

By Sam Marks / Johnny FD

Nav Athwal is the very impressive founder and CEO of RealtyShares, a leading online marketplace for Individual and Institutional Investors to securely invest as little as $5,000 into private real estate investment properties all across the USA. Investments are offered by pre-vetted real estate borrowers and companies looking to raise debt or equity capital for their projects in as little as 10 days. Nav joins us to discuss why he started RealtyShares and the impressive path of the business from start-up to leader. The real estate investing landscape is changing, giving everyday investors more access to better deals previously only accessible to people in the know. Nav gives us his view on why technology and real estate now make the perfect intersection for investors seeking yield in one of the world’s oldest asset classes, and what the landscape may look like in the future.   Relevant links: Website: https://www.realtyshares.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/navathwal Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealtyShares *Be sure to also check out the RealtyShares Podcast     Where are we: Sam - Punta Cana Dominican Republic Nav - San Francisco   Discussed: RealtyShares (realtyshares.com) is the leading online marketplace for investing in private real estate deals.  Invest in professionally vetted properties for as little as $5,000 per investment. You can try it for free with this link: Realtyshares   Show Notes: 00:40 - What is RealtyShares? 01:48 - Pinterest and Airbnb startups prior to Realty Shares 03:10 - The best things to do in San Francisco 05:20 - Launching Realty Shares in 2013 07:10 - Raising capital through the platform 11:45 - Debt, equity and diversified real estate 13:30 - Hot markets for yield opportunity 15:30 - Changing the nature of investing and real estate 18:48 - Two limitations to investing through Reality Shares 20:00 - Debt and equity deals process 23:30 - Relying on Sponsorship to manage deals 25:37 - Expected returns within 3-5 years 26:30 - Making your first investment 28:30 - Hitting our funding goal 29:50 - A debt deal case study 34:00 - The future of Reality Shares 36:45 - Investing $1.5 billion in real estate tech startups 40:38 - Tesla stock and venture opportunities 44:55 - 152 page tax return 47:00 - Sam's debt or equity deal 49:36 - Holding index funds, Trumps reaction 55:21 - RealtyShares signup process   If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

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