Adam Milstein is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Most people who are familiar with Milstein recognize him from the articles he’s authored over the years or from being President of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.
Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. He was born to a family that was involved in real estate development.
In 1978, he graduated from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in science. He shortly thereafter traveled to the United States, where he’d take permanent residence. Milstein earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1983.
Adam Milstein has been in the real estate business since graduating from the University of Southern California. He first began his real estate career in commercial real estate as an agent. Today, Adam Milstein is one of the managing partners of Hager Pacific Properties, a property management company that boasts more than 100 properties located throughout the United States. These 100 properties consist of more than 2,300 apartment units and 12 million square feet’s worth of commercial real estate. Collectively, Hager Pacific Properties’ portfolio is worth upwards of $2 billion.
Although Adam Milstein allots more of his time to working at Hager Pacific Properties than any single interest or activity of his, he still manages to remain active in philanthropy.
In 2000, Adam Milstein and his longtime wife Gila created the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has an ongoing goal of boosting positive relations between the United States and Israel. A secondary goal of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is to promote American Jewish people’s attitudes toward their Jewish heritage.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation also regularly gives money and time to the American Cancer Society, the United States Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Adam Milstein and his wife are both particularly drawn to the idea of giving assistance to organizations that advance the state of cancer diagnosis and treatment, a shared vision that was strengthened after Gila’s mother passed away from cancer.