Adam Milstein’s Quest for a United Israeli-American community

Adam Milstein is a prosperous real estate investor who has used his entrepreneurial success to positively impact on other people’s lives through philanthropic works. Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, where he served at Israeli army during the Yom Kippur War. After completing his mandatory army service, he proceed to Technion Israeli Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics. While in college, he worked in his father’s real estate business where he gained invaluable experience that has enabled him to succeed in the real estate sector. In 1981, Milstein’s family relocated to U.S., where he joined University of Southern California and graduated with an MBA in entrepreneurship.


While studying at USC, Milstein discovered that what most employers were offering did not match his expectations as an MBA graduate. Surprisingly, the offer was even lower than what some undergraduate students were being paid. This prompted him to venture into his private business; he started off as a real estate commercial broker. Through consistency, persistence and follow-up, Milstein advanced to become a successful real estate investor. He attributes his success in the real estate business to his hard work and his ability to shun criticism of skeptics in his line of business. Today, Milstein is the managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties, a private real estate firm that specializes in investment and management of industrial and commercial properties across the U.S.


Adam Milstein has also received accolades for his extensive philanthropic involvements. He is the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization that offers supportive services to other charity organizations that promote Jewish education, Jewish continuity and Pro-Israel advocacy. His philanthropic services range from partnership development, consulting and fundraising programs.


Milstein is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, an organization whose goal is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community. In addition, he is a board member of StandWithUs, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders, Hasbara Fellowships, Network, AISH Los Angeles, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, and AIPAC National Council. Moreover, Milstein is a co-founder of Sifriyat Pijama B’America.