Adam Milstein In An Interview With Ideamensch

Adam Milstein has quite a unique story as a former soldier in the Israeli army, and as co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties and the Milstein Foundation. His work in both business and philanthropy has touched many lives, and he became recognized in the Jerusalem Post as one of the top 50 most influential Jews in the world.

Adam Milstein sat down with Ideamensch, an independent business news and blog to discuss his career and the things that drive him. Learn more about Adam Milstein:

Adam Milstein has said that the person who has influenced him the most is his partner, David Hager because he described him as a deep thinker, visionary and brilliant psychologist. Unlike other entrepreneurs, Adam doesn’t believe in setting specific goals but rather to just do the best in any situation that comes and to just keep pushing for success.

His favorite book is And the Good News Is … by Fox News contributor and former advisor to President Bush’s administration, Dana Perino. Adam’s favorite software to use is Constant Contact, and the best $100 he’s spent is on dinner with his family.

According to a report by Business Wire, Adam Milstein is from Israel and is the oldest of three sons. His parents both immigrated to Israel not long after it was established in 1948 and his father fought in the opening war of independence. Adam also fought in the Israeli armed forces during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 where he served under future Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

He married Gila Elgrably after returning home from the war, and began his career in real estate after he graduated from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology in 1978. After working with his father for a few years, he went to USC to complete his MBA.

Adam Milstein wasn’t too thrilled with his job prospects when business executives started approaching him at USC, so he decided to start his own real estate investment and brokerage group. So he and David Hager formed Hager Pacific Properties where Adam still serves as Managing Partner.

Adam has dedicated a lot of resources to the Jewish American community and pro-Israel groups through the Milstein Foundation, and he and his wife promote the Hebrew language through Sifriyat Pijama B’America.