Our Story

The Story of Hold

In 1975 Max Shapiro, a young South African, immigrated to Israel with his family. Excited by the breadth of investment opportunities the Israeli real estate market had to offer, he opened a property brokerage business. His vision was to make the residential real estate market accessible to foreign Jewish investors, and help his clients achieve financial security and peace-of-mind through investment in the Holy Land.

After almost 30 years in business Max was ready to retire, but as the Israeli housing market continued to exhibit steady growth, the demand for his services only grew.

In 2007 Ari Shapiro established Hold. Preserving the vision and values of his father’s business, he built the company to address a new generation of real estate investors, whose needs included, in addition to guidance in the market, legal, design and financial services as well as post-sale care.

Since its inception, Hold has offered investment opportunities in residential real estate through three main channels: project development, project marketing and client-focused brokerage. We bring our investors long-term capital growth opportunities in new developments across the country, with an emphasis on prosperous investment with steady annual growth. Our brokerage clients enjoy an exclusive, customer-focused service, and a promise that we will go above and beyond to find the perfect home for them.

With customer-care and personal attention at the heart of everything we do, we take pride in being a boutique Israeli company offering investors guidance and assistance at every step of the way, and long after the sale is completed.

Hold looks forward to continue helping clients realize the dream of a becoming a homeowner in Israel.

We look forward meeting you!