Adam Milstein is well-known as a philanthropist, real estate broker and community leader. Originally from Israel, he came to the United States in 1981. He earned a business degree from University of Southern California and began his career in Community Real Estate in 1983.It was then that he opened his own business. Co-founder of National Chairman of Israeli- American Council, he also serves on the board of Israel on Campus. Milstein also serves as a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate investment firm for private properties. Recently, he was interviewed by Ideamensch:
Milstein remembers that when he was working his MBA at Southern California, he felt the embarrassment of interviewers not liking his world view or experience. Milstein says that interviewers offered him the base pay that undergraduates received. However, instead of becoming discouraged, he struck out on his own and soon found success in his own company.
There is no typical day in the work world of Adam Milstein. He note that every day in the world of business comes with ups and downs and changes. As his success grew, he did become more secure in the organization of his company. Becoming involved in philanthropy is what gave meaning to his work.
Adam Milstein credits his perseverance and follow up for his climb to success in business. He states that you can’t let things fall in the cracks. Milstein always pushes himself to make ideas come to fruition and he doesn’t leave things to other people because he’d rather do it himself. When he was asked what the best $100 he has spent lately, he answered dinner with his children and wife. Nothing is better than that.
Adam Milstein admits to one mistake, and that is he tried to get all of his success quickly. In the beginning, he wanted to succeed at everything and attain his dreams. Success takes time and persistence. In the real estate business, where supply can be behind the demand side, for years, you must continue to push through. It is this refusal to give up and to pay attention to detail that has propelled Adam Milstein to success. At every step of the way, Milstein has used his good fortune to serve his community and to help others. He feels that doing things for others brings meaning to life and to work.