Ben Levene and Heskel Balas

Israel Real Estate Investment Experts

Ben Levene and Heskel Balas, are part of the Cashmore & Co team on the ground in Israel to assist with all your real estate needs.

Ben has over 10 years of experience as a real estate agent, the last 8 of those, working as a realtor in Jerusalem.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the table particularly in the field of assessing the market value of residential real estate and the sale of off-plan properties.

Heskel, is an aeronautical engineer by training, having worked as a Chartered Accountant for 4 years before entering the world of business.

Heskel has his finger on the pulse when it comes to accessing essential, independent market research to assist buyers with their investments and their analysis of the residential and commercial real estate sphere.

Language can be a huge barrier to entry for those that don’t have passable hebrew, both in terms of accessing local property portals and understanding the market and relevant laws.

For this reason, The two British ex-pats have specialised catering to the English speaking market looking for property in Jerusalem.

As independent buyer advocates, Ben and Heskel can source, analyse, and match you with the perfect property to suit your needs from any sales agent in Israel.

Ben regularity visits Australia, where he joins with Catherine Cashmore to deliver seminars on purchasing and investing in Israel.

If you have any interest in attending one of these seminars, or would like to speak to either Ben or Catherine directly to arrange an appointment, please use the contact form on the website and they’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.




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Buyer Advocacy

Buyer Advocacy

Whether you want us to bid at auction, or provide a comprehensive buyer advocacy service to search, asses and negotiate your ideal investment property or home, we tailor a plan ideally suited to your individual needs.

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We have the expertise to assist with any type of development you are considering - large, or small - from concept to completion.

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What our Clients are Saying

Catherine worked tirelessly in finding me a great property at a good price. She did things that I wouldn't have done (hours and hours of legwork) and more importantly, couldn't have done (organising the purchase before anyone else had even put in an offer). When I was ready to give up, Catherine kept working. I'm certain that I never would have been able to buy the same property within 10k of what we eventually settled at.... David
The expertise you bring are excellent and helped us understand the process and what to do and what not to do. You discussed at the beginning that by using you it will save us money and in our instance and the current environment of Melbourne’s market I believe you saved us $100,000 or enabled us to get into a suburb which going to auction would have gone way over our limit. You worked tirelessly to help us purchase a home.... Karen
“You impressed us from the start, especially compared with the other buyers agencies we approached…” - Raj

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Why use Cashmore & Co?

Our advocates and researchers are international experts on market and real estate cycles. 

With decades of experience working in the Australian real estate market Catherine Cashmore and her associates have lectured widely on the real estate cycle and the economics of investment.

Cashmore & Co use their expertise to assist investors, home buyers and developers.  They simplify the buying process saving buyers thousands in negotiation, as well as preventing costly mistakes.

Cashmore & Co's services and expertise will not only assist you to increase your wealth, but also educate you to become a better investor.

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About Catherine

Catherine Cashmore


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Catherine Cashmore has been working in the Australian real estate market for over 14 years. As a buyer advocate, she has assisted hundreds of Australian home buyers and investors to secure quality real estate for the best possible price. Originally from the UK, and having lived in the US, Catherine is a seasoned traveller who has extensive experience across a range of international real estate markets for those interested in property investment overseas.. 

As President of Australia's oldest economics organisation, Prosper Australia, Catherine is a regular and highly respected media commentator and often called upon to give guest lectures to university students (including RMIT and Sydney University) on how tax policy affects real estate, the design of cities and the economy.

She is editor of Port Philip Publishing’s 'Cycles, Trends, & Forecasts' – a publication that teaches real estate investors about the land cycle and its effects on the economy. She is author of ‘Speculative Vacancies’, the only study in the world that analyses long term vacant housing based on water usage data (Melbourne focused). As such Catherine has an in depth knowledge of the Australian real estate market, few can rival.

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