Born in Israel, Adam Milstein is now the managing partner of Hagar Pacific properties, a successful real estate investment firm. Born in Haifa, after serving in the Yom Kippur war in 1973, he went on to university at the Technion in that same city. That was also where he was married and had two daughters before moving to the United States.
In the United States, Milstein went on to receive his MBA from the University of Southern California, which is when he began working in commercial real estate. He is also a noted philanthropist, especially of Jewish causes, including co-founding the Israeli-American council. Milstein also sits on the board of several other organizations, as well as co-founding with his wife Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a program that sends books in Hebrew to Israeli-Jewish American families.
When interviewing with ideamensch, Milstein shows that he is confident in his choices and decisions, indicating that he would not have changed any of the major decisions that led him on the path to becoming the person he currently is. Milstein pushes hard work as the best way to gain results, and credits his success to his effort and drive.
Unlike common advice, Milstein doesn’t set specific goals so he isn’t limited by specifics, but rather has the room to grow and expand. Rather than basing his planning on goals, he would work his hardest towards a long term vision. Milstein also cautions against the idea of trying to succeed big in a short time period, as that can lead to disappointment and failure. Rather, he stresses that you should follow up every lead, so as not to miss any opportunities.
A successful businessman, Milstein’s advice comes from experience in the business world, as well as experience leading numerous philanthropic ventures. Even within that, he gives a reminder that family is important, which gives a picture of a well-rounded man.