Philanthropist and Activist Adam Milstein

Israeli-born real estate investor, philanthropist, and community leader Adam Milstein recently gave an interview in IdeaMensch, an online entrepreneurial community, where he talked about his work as Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties.

Hager Pacific Properties invests in and manages high-value real estate properties across the United States, including industrial, retail, multi-family, and office locations. Their entire portfolio is worth nearly $2 billion.

Milstein said that the idea for Hager Pacific originally began when he graduated from college and started out as a real estate commercial broker.

“Before graduating, many people came to campus recruiting for jobs. I realized they didn’t appreciate my life experience, knowledge, etc.,” he explains. “They were offering me less than what undergrad students were making. I decided to go out on my own.”

In addition to serving as Managing Partner at Hager Pacific, Milstein is also a well-known pro-Israel activist. With his wife, Gila, he founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which seeks to support and strengthen Jewish organizations, the State of Israel, and the ties that young Jewish people and professionals have to Israel.

Adam Milstein is also co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He also serves on the Los Angeles board of Birthright Israel, a foundation that works with local Jewish communities and Israel to fund trips to Israel for young adults.

His philanthropic mission is based on three pillars: Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact, and Philanthropic Synergy. This approach is borne out in the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation’s work.

The Foundation invests both personally and professionally in all projects; provides funding to organizations that have continual contact with their audiences over a lifetime; and funding and guidance for philanthropic organizations to achieve their full potential.

Milstein tells IdeaMensch that he stays productive while juggling a full schedule by practicing consistency and persistency. He also uses Constant Contact, an email marketing tool, to manage his contacts and schedule emails.

“[Don’t set] specific goals,” Milstein tells IdeaMensch, “Don’t listen to criticism.”

Milstein regularly posts on Twitter @AdamMilstein advocating in support of Israel and its ties to the West, and against anti-Semitism.

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