Adam Milstein: From Rejection to Leadership

Adam Milstein is a well-known philanthropist, a community leader, and a real estate investor. Currently, he serves as a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. The Israeli graduated from the Technion in 1978. He then moved to the United States in 1981, where he earned his MBA from USC. Adam Milstein began his career in the property development industry in 1983.

One of the things that Mr. Milstein boasts of is having established Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization that focuses on strengthening Israel and Jews. Adam has also launched several other companies Israeli-American Council and Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a group the provides free books in Hebrews aimed at teaching Jewish values to over 15,000 Israeli-Jewish-Americans.

Interview with Ideamensch

In a recent interview with Ideamensch, the Israeli shed light on his life and career. The idea of launching Hager Pacific Properties was driven by his anger after he realized that nobody appreciated his language. During his last days at USC, companies came to recruit people, but to his surprise, he was offered less than what an undergraduate student was offered. He then decided to go his own way and began working as a broker in the real estate industry. It took him three years in the field as a broker before he became an investor.

As a businessman, Mr. Milstein days are unpredictable, and the only thing that makes his job more enjoyable is philanthropy. Milstein believes that ideas should be pushed until they come to reality. He follows everything and rarely lets anything fall apart. Adam also holds the belief that if nobody can do it, he should be the one to do it. Persistency, follow-up, and consistency make him remain productive in the competitive segment. Given a chance to start again, he would do the same as he feels that he made the right choices all the way.

A Unique Industry

Milstein is also excited by a unique trend in the real estate industry. In this industry, demand proceeds supply in most of the times. However, sometimes this flips, and it may take some time before an individual can reap benefits in the real estate sector.