Adam Milstein, an Israeli-born real estate investor, and philanthropist is no stranger to the real estate business. He was in service during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, as part of his mandatory military service. He emigrated to the US in 1981, graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California, and began practicing as a commercial real estate sales agent in 1983. Together with his wife, Gila, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. He has an extensive list of accolades in charity work and community leadership.
One of his recent and renowned investments is the Hager Pacific Properties, a commercial real estate investment firm that manages over 100 properties throughout the USA. The investment company boasts of a commercial real estate portfolio of over $ 1 billion. Adam Milstein keen ability to predict and develop key real estates across the USA is partly to his childhood. His dad was a property developer which would explain why the industry sparked such an interest to the young man. Moreover, his vast experience running his father’s firm after graduation, and his personal experience as a commercial real estate sales agent have sharpened his ability to spot potential real estates.
Adam Milstein attributes his career success to persistence, taking risks, consistency, and conducting follow-ups. In an era where everyone is looking for a Get-rich-quick scheme, Adam Milstein offers that to succeed in life, one has to put in the hard work and focus on the big picture. He admittedly insists that family is important, and the key to any success. In a recent interview, he calls for the need for people to understand the problem and be part of the solution. He also debunks the idea of setting specific goals in real estate and points that they are limiting and that it takes some years to be able to make money in real estate.
In a speech to the Alpha Epsilon Pi, Milstein offers many insights to having a successful life. He points out that although most senior citizens assume they’ve attained success in education, relationships or financial freedom, one should never stop learning. Like most successful people in business, Adam insists that making loads of money shouldn’t be anybody’s ultimate goal, rather, one should be happy with whatever they’ve got.