Those who know Adam Milstein know him for his philanthropy work. He is also a real estate investor, as well as a renowned community leader. With his native Israeli background, Milstein prides himself in serving as a soldier in the IDF, while the Yom Kippur War was still on-going. Milstein is also a proud alumnus of Technion, from where he graduated back in 1978.
When he moved to the US, Milstein decided to advance his studies. He studied for his MBA at the University of South Carolina. Milstein’s career in real estate began in 1983, when he took an interest in South Carolina’s real estate sector. His interest was in commercial real estate. Currently, Milstein serves as the managing partner of a real estate investment firm known as Hager Pacific Properties.
Advocacy Work and Philanthropy
Apart from his job in the real estate investment sector, Milstein is also engaged in advocacy. He is keen on spreading the Jewish culture with young people who would like to increase their knowledge of Israeli values. He not only supports projects geared towards advancing this purpose, but he also engages directly with Jewish youth.
Milstein is one of the co-founders of the Israeli-American Council. He is also the Council’s National Chairman, and his main role is to promote the Council’s expansion in the US. Milstein also serves on several boards. Some of them include the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, AIPAC National Council, and the Jewish Funders Network.
Another major part of Milstein’s life is his philanthropy work. He established a foundation with his wife to help reach out to more projects. His policy in life is to get involved in all the projects he supports. He also believes that financial support is not enough, and should be supplemented with other resources, such as one’s time.
Lessons from Milstein
When asked about his entrepreneurial skills and successes, Milstein is quick in pointing out that hard work is important. He also believes in not setting goals for himself, because this may limit him. One of the lessons he has learnt in his career, as well as personal life, is that there is no quick road to success.