about me

I attended the University of Virginia receiving a B.A. in International Relations in 1989 and a law degree in 1993.  


In 2011 I made aliya after practicing law in Richmond, Virginia for eighteen years.  I have been working with Ofir Makhlouf of Ofir Real Estate Group, a local brokerage firm, since July 2015. 


It is my goal to assist English-speaking clientelle both in relocating to Ashkelon as olim and in finding investment opportunities.  

about Ashkelon

Ashkelon is the southern-most city on Israel's Mediterranean coast, located approximately 45 kilometers south of Tel Aviv.  


Currently Ashkelon has a population of approximately 135,000 however that figure is increasing rapidly due to massive expansion currently underway which is likely to double the city's population over the next several years.

acclimation services

Relocating to a new country is a daunting task.  It's easy to feel lost even in a place you regard as your rightful home.  


Ofir Group provides a unique service not offered by any other brokerage in Ashkelon:  personal relocation assistance.  Our dedicated relocation specialist, Marian Baharav, is a native-English speaking professional who has been living in the area for 25 years.  

Brian J. Grossman



Ashkelon Real Estate