Adam Milstein has put forth a lot of ideas to become successful in real estate, and he’s helped build quite a portfolio for Hager Pacific Properties, the company he currently serves at as Managing Partner. He currently manages property administration and financing for the company and has a long history of brokering deals for company clients. Adam Milstein also is a philanthropy leader who has spoken at various Jewish leadership forums and summits, and he’s the founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. Ideamensch, an independent entrepreneur’s blog interviewed Milstein to discuss his work and how he got into real estate.
Adam Milstein is not one who shies away from going out on his own to pursue his business goals, and he did just that when he helped found Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein’s day could have a lot of surprises and he enjoys the challenges of real estate investing due to the ever changing markets and economic flows. But Milstein says he doesn’t limit what he can do to specific goals and instead relies on his gut to make decisions in any given situation. He also tells up and coming entrepreneurs to stay patient and not let anyone tell them they’re being taken advantage of because investing in real estate will take time to yield returns.
Adam Milstein grew up in Israel and is the son of first generation immigrants who moved to Israel shortly after its establishment in 1948. He learned the construction trade from his father who was a building framer, and he also served in the Israeli army during the Yom Kippur War in then Commander Ariel Sharon’s division. He enrolled in the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology upon returning home and ran a side business selling art while studying there. He completed a bachelor’s degree in business and economics and later completed his MBA at the University of Southern California.
Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably not long after the Yom Kippur War and is a father of three daughters. He and Gila are the founders of the Milstein Family Foundation and through this foundation they are actively involved with and financially support Jewish community organizations. They also founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a supplier of Hebrew learning material.