Adam Milstein is probably one of the greatest philanthropists with an Israeli affiliation
He is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He holds many titles including community leader and investor in the real estate industry.
Adam Milstein came to the US to further his studies, following a scholarship. Before then, he had been in the IDF and had graduated three years earlier. In the year 1991 when he came to the US, he decided to tag his family along. His initial plan was to complete his master’s degree in two years and be gone. However, 36 years on, he still resides in the country.
It all started when he got a commercial realtor job in Southern California. Then, he had just completed his studies and had no interest in pursuing business administration. He had found out earlier that many recruiters did not value his educational achievements. They were not even willing to pay like regular undergraduates so he decided that he would seek a greener industry.
It was in the real estate industry that he found solace. He began as a commercial realtor agent but with time saved some money which he invested in the industry. This way, Hager was born.
December 2016, Milstein had an interview with Ideamensch. Asked how he makes every day productive, Adam said that philanthropy contributes greatly to his satisfaction. It is through giving that Milstein feels his days are complete. Milstein also commented that the reason for his success is because he does most of the things himself. As much as he delegates work, he understands that if you see a problem, you have to get to the solution yourself. Also, you have to be consistent and persistent. He advises other entrepreneurs not to rely on people. Instead they should contemplate on the issues, try to understand the problems and some up with solutions.
Milstein commented that one thing that really intrigued him in this industry is the fact that demand and supply are never at par. At one point demand is higher than supply. Next, tables turn and supply exceeds demand.