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Adam Milstein is a philanthropist and real estate investor well known for supporting Israeli-Americans and Jewish-Americans. He is also the mastermind behind the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, which he uses to support these communities. As a real estate investor, Milstein is affiliated with Hager Pacific Properties as a managing partner. He is a native of Israel but currently resides in Encino, CA.

Career Beginnings

Born to a Jewish family, Adam Milstein grew up in Kiryat Motzkin, Kiryat Ham, and Haifa. He was part of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) team that fought for Israel during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. After his mandatory IDF service ended, Milstein proceeded to Technion where he got his undergraduate BS in business and economics.

Adam Milstein got exposure on how the real estate industry worked when he was an apprentice of his father’s property development and construction business. He decided to travel to the U.S. in pursuit of job opportunities seven years after marrying Gila Elgarby. While in the U.S., he got the opportunity to enroll in USC’s MBA program, which he later completed. He also made a debut in the commercial real estate business in southern California as a sales agent.

Involvement with Hager Pacific Properties

Using the experience he acquired as a real estate agent, Milstein oversees Hager Pacific Properties’ disposition activities. In his position as managing partner, he is also responsible for the firm’s accounting and financing operations. Hager Pacific Properties is reputable for its property development activities. These include repositioning, renovating, and acquiring commercial and residential properties.

Charity Work

Since 2000, Adam Milstein has been working with his wife to educate and empower young Jewish people. They achieve this goal through the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. This foundation is on a mission to give Jewish and Israeli people access to knowledge of their cultural origins. Milstein is credited as the Israeli-American Council’s co-founder and national chairperson.

As a philanthropist, he supports Israeli and Jewish non-profit groups through his board membership roles. These non-profit groups include Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, and Stand By Me. Through Sifriyat Pijama B’America, he provides over 70 Jewish and Israeli families with Hebrew reading materials.

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