Adam Milstein is a man that’s been known for his philanthropy and leadership in pro-Israel and Jewish university groups. Not as much has been said about his job at Hager Pacific Properties, the company he cofounded after finishing graduate school in 1986. As Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, Milstein is in charge of financing and management of the company’s various commercial and residential luxury properties. He was asked by Ideamensch to share a little more information about what his job entailed.
He told Ideamensch that he entered commercial real estate because he felt it was a better option than most of the other available jobs coming out of graduate school. One thing Milstein has loved is going out on his own and finding his own way to solve problems, and he says entrepreneurs shouldn’t wait for others to come up with solutions for them. A typical day at Milstein’s job could have a variety of surprises, and even Milstein admits he is never certain about what the routine at the office will be. Milstein says his involvement in philanthropy is a huge part of what makes his work special.
Adam Milstein was in the Israeli Defense Forces and building framing before moving to the US and starting Hager Pacific Properties. His parents moved to Israel at the beginning of its new sovereign statehood in 1948. His father also fought in the military during the war of independence before starting the building framing profession that Adam worked alongside him in. Adam’s time in the IDF included the Yom Kippur War and fighting in the division that brought about Egypt’s surrender. His education includes a bachelor’s degree from the Technion, and a master’s from USC.
Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably back in 1974, and together the couple has spent many years looking to effect positive change in the Jewish American community. They have been working to provide families with Hebrew learning material and heritage textbooks. They also work with religious leaders and politicians through organizations such as the Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs and Jerusalem U. Milstein also writes columns from time to time at the Jerusalem Post.