Adam Milstein is a native of Israel born in 1952. Taking after his father who was a real estate developer, Adam is a real estate investor, co-managing Hager Pacific Properties. The private company deals in acquiring, rehabilitating, and repositioning industrial, retail, office, and multi-family properties. At the firm, he oversees the company’s financing, disposition and accounting. He studied Business Administration at the University of Southern California where he graduated in 1983.
Adam is also involved in charitable activities that he sponsors through his foundation and making donations to different charity organisations. Together with his wife Gila, they founded Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation that supports young people in Israel. Young professionals and students are educated to appreciate their Jewish roots with pride and advocate for Israel and its population, and also to strengthen the relationship between Israel and the US. He funds and guides organizations by partnering with those that share his goals and objectives. He also co-founded the Israeli-American Council where he is the National Chairman. Some of the other firms that Adam has been involved include the Jewish Funders Network, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara, and StandWithUs among others.
Adam believes that one should be able to participate in finding solutions to issues and understand them rather than relying on other people. He makes follow-ups of these matters with consistency and persistence. Milstein also agrees an entrepreneur should avoid wanting to succeed in a short period and should also understand that it takes a while to reach the set goals. While in Campus, it proved hard to him because his expertise and experience were not appreciated. That’s when he thought of the idea of starting a real estate firm, but first, he worked as a commercial broker and later invested in real estate and decided to put his ideas into reality. Apart from real estate, his philanthropy work takes most of his hours in a day, and it excites him to see other people succeed in their lines of duty. One book that he recommends is ‘And the Good News Is’ by Dana Perino and keeps track of his contacts by using ‘Constant Contact’, his favorite web service.