Adam Milstein’s Discussion With Ideamensch

Ideamensch likes to interview entrepreneurs and investors to get their take on how business ideas should be implemented, and what advice they can give other aspiring entrepreneurs. Recently they had a discussion with Adam Milstein on his career choices and his business ideas. Milstein is a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, one of the most affluent real estate broker firms in Los Angeles that owns shares in luxury properties across California, Texas and Illinois. He’s also a philanthropist who has given to various Jewish charities and spoken at various summits and conferences about issues affecting Israel.

Adam Milstein first mentioned to Ideamensch how the idea for Hager Pacific Properties came about. He had been attending graduate school and had considered many opportunities for business but none that were currently available interested him. So he and his friend David Hager partnered to start their own company. Milstein says one thing that he loves about his job is that the real estate world has a lot of surprises and always keeps him on his toes. He’s never been about sticking to any particular goals in his work, but rather just making the most out of every situation he faces. Milstein says using the software Constant Contact helps him build successful leads both in business and philanthropy, and his favorite book is Dana Perino’s And The Good News Is…

Adam Milstein is from Israel and was born to two parents who migrated there upon the new nation-state being founded in 1948. His father was in the construction business while his mother was a stay-at-home person, and Adam is the oldest of three sons. Adam served under Ariel Sharon during the Yom Kippur War when he fulfilled his obligation to the Israeli military. He met his future wife Gila during the war and married her upon returning home, and then went to pursue higher education at the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. He completed his MBA at USC in 1981 prior to co-founding Hager Pacific Properties, and then started the Milstein Foundation in the year 2000. He also founded the Israel-American Council, StandWithUs, Jerusalem U and is also involved in Birthright Israel and AIPAC.

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