Adam Milstein is a native of Israel who is a real estate investor, a philanthropist, and a community leader. He grew up in Israel and fought in the Yom Kippur war as a naval member of the IDF. In 1981 he came to the United States and earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship at USC, which was followed shortly with the beginning of a career in Commercial Real Estate.
He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties and is also very active in the community in various philanthropic and community organizations. He is the co-founder and the National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He also sits on the board of several other organizations of note.
Adam was recruited by several US companies after he receives his MBA, but they had no knowledge nor did they want to know about his life experiences and overall knowledge, so he decided to go into business for himself. That is when Hager Pacific Properties was organized, and the ball started rolling to make it the successful Commercial Real Estate Brokerage that it is today.
As Adam Milstein looks back on those days, he realizes that when business are started they don’t immediately become successful, and the same is true for new investments in commercial real estate. It takes great patience to be involved in this business, and it is not a “get-rich-quick type of business at all.
When asked about what happens during a typical day at work, Adam answers that you don’t always know what for certain each day is going to look like so he likes to take each day as it comes. There is more structure to require activities the more assets that are acquired which require more activities and follow-up.
Speaking of following up, that is one of Adam’s primary activities because he says that if you don’t make that a habit, there are plenty of details that will slip through the cracks. He likes to be the instigator of pushing ideas until they come to life. Daily follow ups make it possible to track the details, so the unexpected doesn’t become a reality.