Adam Milstein is the president of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He is a community leader, real estate investor, and active philanthropist. Adam is married to Gila, and the couple has been blessed with three daughters. The couple is also blessed with three granddaughters. Adam Milstein is a native Israel who worked in the IDF and graduated in 1978 from the Technion. Milstein migrated to the US in 1981 where he graduated from the USC with an MA in entrepreneurship.
Adam embarked on real estate career after graduating from USC. The Hager Pacific Properties is a private commercial real estate investment company that manages and owns an array of industrial and commercial real estate all over the US. Adam is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein established the Israel-American Council together with other stakeholders. He sits on boards of several organizations such as Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, and AIPAC Network Council.
Adam talks about his business failures
Adam opened up about his career and entrepreneurial journey in an interview with ideamensch. When asked about the failures he has made as an entrepreneur during the meeting, Adam said that he regrets wanting to make it big time within a short time. He also admits to having put everything he had in one venture with the hope that he was going to strike gold. Adam advises entrepreneurs that the way to make it in business is a long way and not the quick way. Adam shared his experience at school during the interview where he was selling art to temples in Israel, and they were selling well. He then decided to buy vast amounts of stock, but they did not go well as he had planned; therefore, the stock took time to sell. Milstein notes that he should not have tried to make a fortune overnight.
Adam said that he derives inspiration from his partner, David Hager. He notes that David is smart and he uses psychology, which influences Adam’s thinking. Adam also indicates that David views the world and economic affairs in a good way. Besides, he is a great thinker and is always two steps ahead. Milstein recommends other entrepreneurs and the community to read a book by Dana Perino known as And the Good News.