Adam Milstein is a renowned real estate developer, leader, and active philanthropist. He served in the Israel Defence Force during the Yom Kippur War. A native of Israel, Mr. Milstein graduated from the Technion in 1978. He received USC and MBA shortly after arriving in the U.S. in 1981. Adam Milstein began his career in real estate working with Commercial Real Estate in Southern California in 1983. He is the co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties, a firm that specializes in commercial real estate investment.
Adam chairs the national expansion of the Israeli-American Council. He also sits on the boards of StandWithUs, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, and Israel on Campus Coalition. He teamed up with his wife, Gila, to start Sifriyat Pijama, a humanitarian organization that provides free Jewish teachings to over 15,000 Israelites living in the United States. The idea for Hagar Pacific Properties came after moving to the U.S. to pursue an MBA in Entrepreneurship. Before graduating, Milstein would work for various companies that came to recruit campus students. Nonetheless, he realized that most of these companies didn’t appreciate his knowledge and life experience. They were offering less than what he would earn from entrepreneurship. As a result, Milstein decided to start working as a commercial real estate broker. Following three years of success as a real estate broker, Adam quickly emerged as an influential real estate investor.
Mr. Milstein understands that as a businessman you don’t have a fixed working schedule. Your business structure will broaden as you acquire more assets than before. Over time, Milstein has realized that participating in philanthropic causes makes his routine job satisfying. Mr. Milstein also conducts daily follow-ups and don’t let anything to fall between the cracks. Adam acknowledges that there are a lot of ups and downs in the real estate industry. For example, the fact that property demand always overshadows the supply, resulting in price fluctuation. The fact that it takes a while to get results in real estate excites Milstein. Some of the practices that make Milstein productive as an entrepreneur is persistence, follow-up, and consistency. Mr. Milstein understands the real estate market and strives to develop tailored properties to fit the needs of his clients.