Adam Milstein is a renowned real estate investor, community leader, and philanthropist. In the real estate sector, he works as a Managing Partner with Hager Pacific Properties, a private real estate firm with vast interests across the United States comprising of millions of square feet of property.
Being a Jew, he took part in the Yom Kippur War serving in the IDF. In 1978, Adam graduated from the Technion. He went to the US in 1981 for further studies and went on to acquire an MBA in entrepreneurship from USC which paved the way for him to launch a career in Southern California by 1983 specializing in Commercial Real Estate.
Adam is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board at the Israeli-American Council confirming his position as a community leader. He also serves as a Director in the boards of many organizations including the Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, the AIPAC National Council, Hasbara Fellowships, AISH Los Angeles, and The Israel on campus Coalition among others.
Adam is also the President of the Adam and Gina Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on strengthening the state of Israel and the Jewish community while also keeping good ties with the United States. The Foundation serves multiple governmental groups that either create awareness or take care of the people’s welfare by eradicating poverty.
Together with his wife, they established Sifriyat Pijama B’America to avail thousands of Hebrew books teaching Jewish values for over fifteen thousand Jewish families living in the US. Milstein’s wife is called Gila, and they have three children and three grandchildren. The family currently resides in Encino, California from where he oversees his projects and investments.
As an author, he emphasizes in his pieces that for an entrepreneur to succeed, he or she must be persistent and consistent. Self-understanding is paramount. You cannot depend on others to help you understand issues all the time.
Besides, Adam believes that goal-setting could be limiting many people from achieving their full potential. He, therefore, advises everyone to work extra hard and pay little attention to negative critics. Adam cautions against entrepreneurs who want to succeed big time overnight. As he puts it, you miss 100% of the shots you fail to take.