Real estate partner, Adam Milstein, of the private investment firm Hager Pacific Properties for commercial real estate, discussed how his personal drive and commitment has allowed him to succeed in life. When he graduated from college with an MBA in entrepreneurship he was surprised and disappointment at the job offers being presented to him. He knew that his personal learning and experiences, along with his well earned college degree, should be worth more in the business sector. So instead of settling with what was being presented, Milstein decided he could do better on his own.
He began as a real estate commercial broker, and once he found success in that he moved on to real estate investor. Through his trials and tribulations he found that slow and steady earned the greatest rewards. He continues this pace even today. Milstein is a firm believer that all persons must do the work themselves and he practices this idea in his everyday business. Engaging in every task and making contact with every professional project he has, Milstein shows that being responsible for his career means doing it himself.
Adam Milstein was born in Israel in 1952 to parents who had immegrated from South America.
In 1974, after his mandatory service in the Israeli Defense Forces, he earned a Bachelors Degree in business and economics while working with his father in the real estate sector of Israel. In 1983 he moved his family to the United States where he earned his MBA from the University of Southern California and set off to succeed as an entrepreneur in America.
Milstein is just as engaged in philanthropy as he is in his business. He has very strong ties to his Jewish faith and Israeli upbringing that he works hard to give back to.
He and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization that sponsors education to help young people identify with the Jewish culture and background and be proactive with the state of Israel. He sits on the board of several foundations such as the Jewish Funders Network, Israel On Campus Coalition, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He has also recently started a podcast with enlightening conversations with everyone from elected officials to activist to speak on Israeli and Jewish topics.