How Does Adam Milstein Encourage Entrepreneurs To Be Successful?

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.

Eric Pulier: Things You May Not Know About Him

His Early Years


Eric was born and raised in New Jersey. According to many, he developed a love and knowledge for high-tech toys and software in his early years. He began working on computers when he was in the fourth grade.


“I find that impressive. I was barely out of diapers during this period. He was already thinking like a big boy”.

–Childhood friend


Eric Pullier began his own computer database group when he was in high school. He went to Harvard. He majored in things like English Lit and American Lit. He was a writer and editor during this time. He also did MIT along with all his other commitments. He graduated in 1998 “with highest honors”.


“It was rare to see someone with his intelligence and commitment to excellence. He was wise beyond his years in many respects. His work ethic at the time was like nothing I had ever seen in all my years. He was well-liked. He was a bit of a nerd. He was and still is very good-looking. He showed a genius at this age that I rarely saw in anybody. Eric was a rare breed and individual”.

–College Professor, name unknown


His Career


He moved to L.A. three years later. He started a group called People Doing Things. It focuses on education and healthcare needs through the use of technology. Three years later he founded the group called Digital Evolution. He also helped to build a group called Starbright World. It is for kids who are chronically ill. They can chat and get to know others who are going through the same thing.


“Technology is everywhere. There are good aspects to it. There are bad aspects to it. Why not focus on what is good? Why not use it to help others. Kids are suffering. They need someone else to talk to. They need to hear and meet people who are going through the same thing. We need to focus on what is right with the world, not what is wrong with it. I have the ability to help provide this to them. Why not”?