Adam Milstein is a Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a large real estate investing and brokerage firm that he helped build. He’s responsible for growing company investor portfolios and procuring financing for property purchase transactions, and on the side he is involved in several Jewish philanthropies. Ideamensch wanted to know what Milstein’s job was like, so they recently sat down for an interview about his work and some of his career choices.
Milstein told Ideamensch that a day in his job has a lot of unknowns and one of the challenges he enjoys is the ever changing real estate market. For Milstein one of the keys to success is persistence and continuing to push till the results are achieved. He also says entrepreneurs should be willing to go out on their own and find the solution to the problem instead of waiting for someone else to do it because Milstein believes that problems are best solved when doing them on your own. He actually founded Hager Pacific Properties because he felt he could do better than what others were offering him at the time, so he and his friend David Hager started their own company, and Milstein names Hager as the most influential person in his life.
Adam Milstein is from Israel where he completed his formal education at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology and prior to that had served in the Israeli military during the Yom Kippur War. Milstein had first entered real estate while working with his father in the building framing and construction business in Israel, and after relocating to the US and completing his MBA at USC he started commercial real estate brokering. He’s also married to Gila Milstein and has three daughters.
The Milstein Family Foundation is Adam Milstein’s primary philanthropy organization, and through the foundation he and Gila have started a Hebrew learning and Jewish tradition program called Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Milstein is also a founding member and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, an organization that brings awareness to issues affecting Israel and strengthening their relationship with the US. Milstein has spoken at many Jewish leader forums and conferences and was cited at number 39 in the Jerusalem Post’s 2016 list of Top 50 Most Influential Jews in the world.