Nav Athwal, one of the more prominent founders in the real estate crowdfunding space, has announced his decision to step down from the CEO role at RealtyShares, a platform he founded four years ago. RealtyShares has raised over $500 million for real estate projects making it one of the largest sites of its kind in the US. To date, RealtyShares has returned over $80 million to investors from more than 1000 projects. Registered users now number more than 120,000. Big name VCs backed the crowdfunding platform helping to fuel the company’s rapid growth in a sector of alternative finance that has become increasingly competitive. Full article here.