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.