Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American who makes his home in Encino, California. He started his professional career as a real estate broker. After three years he founded his own real estate investment company, Hager Pacific Properties, where he is the Managing Director. Hager Pacific Properties specializes in purchasing, rehabilitating, and repositioning properties that are multi-family, retail, offices, and industrial.
One of the things that Adam Milstein enjoys about the real estate industry is that there are a lot of ups and downs in prices. He said that the supply of properties always lags behind demand by a few years. He has learned how to take advantage of these fluctuations but he’s cautioned that it can take years to get the results you seek when investing in real estate.
Milstein relies on himself in order to get things handled. He has said that you really can’t rely on other people so you’ve got to be part of the solution to any problems that you face in business. Another piece of advice he has is to not set specific goals as he thinks they are self-limiting. He’s also said that you shouldn’t listen to critics and don’t let people’s opinions sway you from doing what you believe is right.
As the Managing Director of Hager Pacific Properties, Adam Milstein handles the company’s accounting, financing, and overall strategy. He is a graduate of Technion, in Israel, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics. He also attended the University of Southern California where he earned his MBA.
Adam Milstein has a long history of philanthropy. In 2000 Adam and his wife, Gila, started the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to educate young Israeli-Americans students about their history and that of Israel and inflate their pride of being Jewish. The foundation helps students in a number of ways including grants that help to fund cultural events, student-led activism, and initiatives to help build coalitions. Another effort of the foundation is supporting the “Inspired By Israel” video contest where participants submit short videos showing the world the positive things that happen in Israel.