Adam Milstein: Investor & Philanthropist

Adam Milstein is the founder and managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate investment and property rehabilitation firm which he established in 1983. Hager Pacific invests in and rehabilitates office space, industrial buildings, retail estate, and multi-family dwellings as well. According to Aish, Adam Milstein came from humble beginnings and built his company from the ground up.

When asked in an interview what motivated him to start his own real estate investment firm, he had this to say: “Before graduating, many people came to campus recruiting for jobs. I realized they didn’t appreciate my life experience, knowledge, etc…I started working as Real Estate Commercial broker. After three successful years…I went out on my own to become an investor in real estate.”

He says when he started his own business, he had no idea what to expect from a typical day. “There is more structure the more assets you acquire, and the more activities you complete.” He also says that philanthropy work has made each day more satisfying.

The philanthropic work he refers to is the foundation he and his wife Gila established in 2000, called The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The MFF as it’s known strives to strengthen the State of Israel and it’s ties to the USA. It was founded on the three principals of Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact, and Philanthropic Synergy.

Milstein says he brings ideas such as the MFF and Hager Pacific, to life by pushing until they became a reality. He says that “If someone else can’t do it, you should do it yourself.” In fact, one of the habits he says makes him such a success with Hager Pacific and the MFF is follow-up, consistency, and persistence.

When speaking on successes and failures, Milstein says one strategy that helped in growing his business was not setting specific goals. He found them too limiting. Rather he admonished himself to do his best.

As a self-driven individual he didn’t listen to criticism or let himself be led away from his ultimate goals. Learn more about more Adam Milstein:

On the other hand, he advises that wanting to have a huge success in a short amount of time can be setting oneself up for failure. “The way to succeed,” he advises, “Is the long way, not the quick way. Don’t put all of your money into one venture hoping to get rich quick.”