Adam Milstein is the managing partner at Hagar Pacific Properties. This company is known as one of the best private commercial real estate investment firms. In a recent interview, Mr. Milstein was asked a series of questions about his daily life and his involvement with Hagar Pacific Properties.
When asked where he got the idea for Hagar Pacific Properties, he explained that upon graduating he was offered jobs that did not fully value his life experiences and vast knowledge. He was less than impressed with what companies were offering to pay him. He put that disappointment to use and decided to go out on his own and he became a commercial real estate broker. After only three years, he took what he learned and became a real-estate investor. When Mr. Milstein first started out he didn’t know what his day-to-day life would look like. But, now that he has attained more assets his life has more structure and he is able to spend some of his time focusing on philanthropy.
Mr. Milstein believes that if you want something done, you have to push for it until the task is accomplished. If you want something done, the best way to ensure it gets done, is to do it yourself. One reason he is so successful is because he is consistent, persistent and he follows-up on his tasks daily. He mentions something that is good advice for everyone, he says that one way he was able to become successful was by not setting specific goals. He argues that when you set specific goals they limit what you are capable of, instead your priority should be to work hard and do your very best. Another good piece of advice he gives, is to be realistic with your plans, don’t expect to make it big in a short amount of time; these sorts of things don’t happen overnight.
In his spare time Adam Milstein does philanthropy work and is a strong community leader. He is originally from Isreal but migrated to the United States in 1981. After arriving in the U.S. he worked hard and received Master in Business degree from USC.
Mr. Milstein is involved with several organization outside of Hagar Pacific Properties. He is the co-founder and National Chairman for the Isreaeli-American Council, his responsibility with this organization is national expansion. He is also a board member with several organizations including: StandWithUs, Jewish Founders Network, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowship, Jewish Funders Network, and, among others, the AISH Los Angeles. He also makes it a priority to help teach Jewish values to Israeli-Jewish-American families in the United States.