For young business-minded people looking to go into a field they haven’t spent time in before, it can be helpful sometimes to hear from experienced people who have worked their way up. One such person is Adam Milstein who cofounded Hager Pacific Properties some time ago and has tackled various challenges that come with real estate investing. Ideamensch is a blog that’s had some exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs, and just recently they asked Milstein about his work and how others can learn from it.
Adam Milstein said the idea for this company came while he was in graduate school trying to get into a business that would be highly rewarding. Most of the options available at the time didn’t have what he wanted, so he decided to try being a commercial real estate broker. One of the challenges Milstein loves about being a Managing Partner at his company is not knowing completely what to expect in the residential or commercial markets. He’s said being a real estate investor means accumulating assets to bring more structure to the way business is done. He says entrepreneurs should not limit themselves to any one goal but do the best when facing a challenge, and he recommends using Constant Contact to follow up on business leads.
Adam Milstein has been Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties along with David Hager and Robert Neal for about 30 years. Prior to receiving his master’s degree at the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s at the Technion in Israel, he was enlisted in the Israeli Defense Forces. He grew up in Haifa and fought in the Yom Kippur War prior to completing his formal education and marrying Gila Elgrably. He also has worked with his father Hillel on major construction projects in the building framing trade.
Adam and Gila Milstein have 3 daughters and their family is heavily involved in philanthropy through their family foundation. They are helping Jewish American families learn Hebrew and other customs through Sifriyat Pijama B’America publications. Adam Milstein also is a member of pro-Israel forums including Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, Hasbara Fellowshis, Jerusalem U, StandWithUs, Students Supporting Israel and Hillel International.