Adam Milstein’s Discussion About Real Estate With Ideamensch
Adam Milstein knows a lot about real estate investing and his company, Hager Pacific Properties has quite a portfolio he can point to. Hager Pacific Properties was basically built from the ground up by Milstein and his friend, David Hager after they both spent some time in commercial real estate brokering. Today it owns many million-dollar commercial and residential properties across California, Texas, Illinois and now Wisconsin. Adam Milstein has taken quite a different approach to investing and real estate management than most other entrepreneurs, and Ideamensch decided to interview him to find out about it.
Milstein made it clear that he will do all the work it takes to become successful even if it means going out on his own to do it. He co-founded Hager Pacific Properties at the time because he believed he could do much better than any of the current jobs he found. He’s said that one of the most intriguing aspects of his job is the ups and downs in real estate, and he likes the challenges of working in spontaneous situations that come with the profession. He also takes the position that setting too many goals can be limiting to what he wants to accomplish. He’ also said that philanthropy is important to bringing structure to his day.
Adam Milstein grew up in Israel and is a veteran of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He started his business career out working with his father in the building framing trade, and while attending the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology he ran a small business selling art to the temples. He also married Gila Elgrably and has three daughters and several grandchildren. Several years after relocating to the US, he and Gila founded the Milstein Family Foundation to become actively involved in the Jewish American community and to promote the welfare of Israel. Adam Milstein helped found the Israeli-American Council where he is currently Chairman, and also is on the boards of Birthright Israel, Jerusalem U, AIPAC, Students Supporting Israel, StandWithUs, and Hillel International. He was named to the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews list in 2016.