Adam Milstein’s Ideas That Led To Hager Pacific Properties

While a helping hand may never be considered a bad thing for many people, one man isn’t about to rely on others to get things done if he doesn’t have to. That man is Adam Milstein, the co-founder and Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties and a well-known Jewish activist and philanthropist. Adam Milstein has worked hard to build the company he started with David Hager, and today they own the majority of shares in some of the most luxurious properties in California, Texas and Illinois. Adam Milstein was interviewed not long ago by Ideamensch where he shared some of the choices he’s made in his career.

Adam Milstein didn’t always have success in his business endeavors as he told Ideamensch, and the first business he had tried to launch was selling art to temple authorities while he still lived in Israel. It didn’t go quite the way Milstein planned, but he learned patience in business which served him well when he entered the real estate profession. He and David Hager started the business coming out of grad school as Adam felt that he could do better than the jobs that were being offered to him at the time. What he really likes about real estate is that there are always ups and downs in the market and there are always new trends to pay attention to.

Before he got into the real estate broker business, Milstein grew up in Israel where he spent many years helping his father in the building framing business. Both he and his father are veterans, his father a former navy serviceman that fought in the war of independence, and Adam fought in Ariel Sharon’s unit during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Adam Milstein got his bachelor’s degree at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology prior to completing his master’s at USC. He’s also married to Gila Milstein who has joined him in his philanthropy. He founded the Milstein Foundation and is also the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a pro-Israel activist foundation that seeks to improve the US and Israel’s relations. He’s also a member of StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships and Jerusalem U.


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