Adam Milstein is a Jewish-American activist who isn’t always in the spotlight, but he’s done a lot for Israelis and Jews in the US on college campuses, political rallies, business functions and leisurely events. But not talked about as much is his actual business at Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate firm where he serves as Managing Partner along with David Hager and Robert Neal. Hager Pacific Properties’ portfolio spans real estate holdings across California, Illinois and Texas worth billions in total assets, and one entrepreneur blog known as Ideamensch decided to ask Adam Milstein what his job was like at the firm.
Adam Milstein is primarily in charge of financing for the firm’s property acquisitions, and he’s arranged many deals for clients and allocates assets. He told Ideamensch that his daily routine is never really constant because there’s no telling whether the real estate market is going to be up or down in a given day, making it more unpredictable than the stock market. He said that his activism and philanthropy are a big part of giving his business routine structure. His advice to people interesting in real estate investing is that it’s always going to take time to make money because you need time to learn how the markets work. He explained how it was a big risk he was taking when he entered the profession years ago after getting his MBA, but it was much more rewarding than the positions he was being offered by companies on campus at the time.
Adam Milstein got his MBA from the University of Southern California, and before that received his bachelor’s in business at the Israeli Institute of Technology or Technion as it’s called. He served four years in the Israeli military with a tour under then Field Commander Ariel Sharon during the Yom Kippur War, and not only did he return victorious with his unit but he met his sweetheart and now wife Gila. Years after Milstein got his real estate investing career established, he and Gila decided to take philanthropy to the next level, and they began the family foundation. Its primary activist branch is the Israeli-American Council, but it’s also partners with StandWithUs, AIPAC, The Anti-Defamation League, Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, Stand By Me, Israel on Campus and many others.