Adam Milstein is the Managing Partner of a very successful real estate investment firm, Hager Pacific Properties. He currently resides in Los Angeles but has spent a good amount of his life in Israel where his family is originally from. Adam Milstein helped start his company because he wasn’t happy with other opportunities available at the time and sat down with Ideamensch, an independent business idea blog to talk about it.
Adam Milstein told Ideamensch in his interview that if nobody else can do something, “you should do it yourself.” That has been the theme he has driven home in his work both in business and philanthropy. He got into commercial real estate brokerage first, and then partnered with David Hager in the real estate investment industry. Milstein says he believes philanthropy is important to being productive on a daily basis, and he has given back to the Jewish community both financially and by being personally involved with community leaders through the Milstein Foundation. Adam Milstein believes in following up with every contact he makes and recommends Constant Contact for entrepreneurs.
Adam Milstein made the Jerusalem Post’s top 50 list of the most influential Jews of 2016. That list included individuals such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Senator Chuck Schumer, philanthropists Haim Saban and Lynn Schusterman and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Adam Milstein’s foundation espouses active philanthropy in every organization they support. Their path life impact pillar is manifest through Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a program that teaches Hebrew and Jewish traditions to Jewish families across America. And they call for unity among Jewish community and philanthropy leaders through philanthropic synergy.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel back in 1952 not long after the young nation-state was established. His father had fought in the nation’s first war and had settled down to become a building framer, a trade that Adam himself learned growing up. Adam fought in the Yom Kippur War, a part of the unit that invaded Egypt under then Commander Ariel Sharon. After the war, Adam got his degree from Israel’s Technion Insstitute of Technology prior to enrolling at USC where he got his MBA. In addition to co-founding Hager Pacific Properties and the Milstein Foundation, Adam Milstein is also Chairman of several Israeli international public policy foundations including Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, Birthright Israel, Hillel International and StandWithUs.