Adam Milstein is a real estate mogul, philanthropist, and a community leader. He is an Israel native who worked for the Israel Defense Force during the Yom Kippur War. In 1978, Adam Milstein graduated from the Technion. In 1983, he relocated to the US where he was awarded an MBA from USC and started building his career in commercial real estate in Southern California.
Adam is one of the managing partners in a private commercial real estate company known as Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein is the founding partner and chairman of the Israeli-American Council. His role at the council is to supervise the company’s national expansion. He also serves as the board member in various agencies comprising:
- the Israel on Campus Coalition
- Hasbara Fellowships
- Jewish Funders Network
- AISH Los Angeles
- AIPAC National Council
- the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel
Together with his wife, Adam co-founded an organization that offers free reading materials in Hebrew every month. The books are meant to teach Jewish values to over 15000 families of Jewish-American origin in the US. Pijama B’America is the name of the organization.
Adam explained where he got the idea to establish the Hager Pacific Properties in an interview with ideamensch. Adam came to the US to pursue his studies where he joined USC and obtained an MBA in entrepreneurship. Before his graduation, Adam was hired by the many people who came to campus to recruit students in various posts. He realized that they did not recognize his skills and expertise because he received less than what the undergraduate students received. Adam made an informed decision to enter into the world of self-employment and started offering the brokerage services to real estate companies. After serving for three years as a broker, he began to invest in the real estate industry.
Adam adds that when someone starts a business, it is not possible to know their day’s schedule because the structure of the business becomes more complicated as you get more assets. That means that you will have more activities to complete. For many years, Adam realized that participating in philanthropic activities made his daily work more satisfying.
Adam Milstein though has an accomplished professional career is famous for his philanthropic works. His name has been named among the Israeli’s big personalities like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Haim Saban. Adam is among other influential and charismatic Jewish leaders living outside of Israel. His prominence came about for his tireless involvement with the Israeli nation, the United States and support for Jewish traditions and organizations.
His long-standing impact will forever be appreciated by Israelis today and even in generations to come. He has worked closely with Jewish non-profit organizations such as StandWithUs, BirthRight Israel, and Hasbara Fellowships. Adam Milstein together with his wife Gila Elgrably Milstein run a philanthropic organization called Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. It supports education on Jewish Traditions, Heritage and strengthens the Israel nation and foster relationships with other countries such as the United States.
Adam Milstein inspirited hunger to advocate for Israel could have been propelled after he joined the Israeli Defence Forces during the Yom Kippur uprising under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Additionally, he must also have seen the inflictions of the Israelite in foreign nations and wanted to make the world live peacefully. He is among the most vocal spearheaders of retention and preservation of Jewish Culture in the United States where he currently lives.
About Adam Milstein
Haifa, Israel was his birthplace in 1952 to a real estate proprietor father, Hillel Milshtein and caring mother. He joined the Israel Defense Forces situated at Kiryat Yam then got enrolled at Technion where he took undergraduate studies in Business and Economic. He graduated honorably in 1978 with honors. Years later he advanced with Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, his alma mater.
Adam Milstein has worked in the real estate industry for many years and become among the best developers and investors of his time. In this day and age, he is the Managing Director for Hager Pacific Properties. He also runs the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which is aimed at community service. Gila is his wife since 1974 and fellow philanthropist and today live in the United State.
Adam Milstein is a managing partner with Hager Pacific Properties, a renowned property management company in California. Hager Pacific Properties is scaling the heights of the real estate industry with a focus on industrial space, retail space, office space, and multi-family homes. Presently, the company is estimated to be in possession of portfolio worth more $2 billion. Milstein ventured into the real estate industry immediately after he was done pursuing post-secondary studies, and his activities in the sector culminated in the formation of Hager. Hager’s star will continue to rise in the real estate world under Milstein’s shrewd stewardship.
Apart from his hard to ignore presence in the America’s real estate sector, Milstein—an immigrant from Israel— is a respected philanthropist. Milstein’s philanthropic foundation, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF), is dedicated to courses that strive to strengthen Jewish people, the state of Israel, and the US – Israel ties among other progressive courses. While in he was in Israel, Milstein joined Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and served in the Yom Kippur War. He then attended Technion before immigrating to the US with his young family in 1981.
The Milstein’s foundation has a unique approach to a charitable donation. Having spent several years in business, Adam developed valuable consultancy skills, partnership development techniques, and networking skills that have proved invaluable to the foundation. The organization approaches its activities with three underlying principles: active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Active philanthropy policy ensures that MFF dedicates more than financial support to any project, program, and organization that it partners with; expertise, time, and other resources are essential in philanthropy. Through life impact principle, MFF aims to change the lives of its target population right from childhood to adulthood by formulating programs suitable for individuals at different stages of growth. Finally, synergy principle requires MFF to partner with the like-minded organization in their quest for making the society a better place.
Recently, Mr. Milstein developed the Adam Milstein Podcast. The podcast frequently hosts pundits willing to strengthen Israel, Israeli-America relations, and Jewish-American people. Notable guests have aired their views on Mr. Milstein’s podcast including Haim Saban, Yair Lapid, and Dennis Prager.
The Adam Milstein Meme Competition opened July 28th and has already received hundred of pro-Israel meme submissions! The competition is hosted by the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation along with other partnered Jewish and pro-Israel groups that wanted to appraoch pro-Israel topics in a fresh way that would encourage conversation and submissions from younger generations of pro-Israel people.
The competition is open to people across the world and the only requirement is that the meme be pro-Israel or address pro-Israel topics. Adam Milstein saw how Millennialls and Generation Z express themselves and their reactions to events or news through memes and wanted to create a space for collective expression of pro-Isreael topics and events. Thus, the Adam Milstein Meme Competition was born.
Submissions opened July 28th and many have already come in. Submissions are welcomed until August 3rd when the submission period will close and public voting will begin. The public vote will take place on Facebook. Just as Adam Milstein wanted the competition itself to appeal to younger generations, he also wanted the voting process to appeal to a younger demographic, so he decided to do it solely through Facebook. Facebook reactions will gauge the vote and voters can choose a reaction: do they like the meme? do they love the meme? does it make them laugh? does it make them sad? does it make them angry? All reactions will be captured and the memes that do the best will move on to the final round where they will be judged by six pro-Israel activists. Those judges will award the Adam Milstein Meme Competition winners and those winners will split a handsome $2,000 cash prize. In addition to cash, the memes will be shared on a variety of platforms, increasing the probability that the meme and its creator will go viral.
Adam Milstein formed the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation with the overarching vision to reach younger generations of Jewish and pro-Israel people and to encourage them to be passionate about their heritage and to speak up for pro-Israel rights and the importance of the relationship between Israel and America.