Our Mission is to simplify the commercial real estate lending process to help you do more deals.


The District Difference

We're building the first integrated end to end technology platform (from sourcing to servicing) for Commercial Real Estate Mortgages. District is the modern commercial mortgage marketplace focused on building technology to streamline the borrower experience, automate deal and borrower underwriting and source deals more intelligently.


Leadership

District's founding team pioneered online real estate investing and capital formation.  Our hypothesis was simple: middle market commercial real estate is underserved by larger financial institutions on both the debt and equity side and we can create a simpler, lower cost solution to specifically serve that market.  After 5 years building RealtyShares, District is our Encore.  District is a platform that combines over 5 years of online commercial real estate lending experience and over 30 years of traditional lending, capital formation, credit and structuring experience to reengineer the CRE Lending process.  Our goal is to shorten your loan cycles, reduce your cost of capital and help you do more deals.


Our Team

Nav Athwal
Nav Athwal
Founder

10+ years of real estate experience. Nav was the founder and CEO of RealtyShares. Nav was a real estate attorney at Farella Braun & Martel, where he represented clients on over $2bn in commercial real estate opportunities. Angel investor in tech and proptech startups, contributor to Forbes and guest lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School and Haas.

Arash Sotoodehnia
Arash Sotoodehnia
Founder

20+ years of risk management experience. Most recently served as Chief Risk Officer at RealtyShares. Prior to that, Arash was Head of Risk Policy and Controls at CitiMortgage, where he was responsible for all mortgage policies governing origination, asset management and loss mitigation activites for the $160bn consumer mortgage portfolio.

Bill Lanting
Bill Lanting
Founder

Real Estate Professional of 35+ Years in finance, acquisition, development, renovations and operations of commercial real estate. Previously VP of Commerical Debt Originations at RealtyShares and prior to that VP of Loan Originations at Partners Capital and Loan Originator at Thorofare Capital.