Breaking into real estate investments and brokering deals can take some time to become successful at, but if you have a blueprint to follow or the example of entrepreneurs who have a lot of success in the field, the path can be a little easier to find. One person who has been a success story in real estate is Adam Milstein, a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He’s spoken to several media outlets over the years, but he sat down with Ideamensch specifically to talk about his philosophies on business success.
Milstein wanted to make his own way through real estate brokering because he felt his work would be more rewarding than what recruiters were offering at graduate school at the time. Milstein says entrepreneurs have to be patient because it could take a while before you start seeing returns on the market. He says he works to acquire assets and is involved in charity throughout the day to keep things organized and on track. His keys to success are persistence and being willing to take the lead to solve a problem, and the book he tells entrepreneurs to read is Dana Perino’s “And The Good News Is…”
Adam Milstein has taken a long journey on his way to becoming a successful investor and philanthropist. It began while he was growing up in Haifa and working with his father in the building framing and construction trade. He served 4 years in the Israeli Defense Forces and served under then General Ariel Sharon in the capture of the Egyptian armies during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. After returning home, he continued to work in the building framing trade while pursuing a bachelor’s degree on the side at the Israeli Institute of Technology, also known as the Technion.
Adam Milstein also married Gila Milstein when he returned home, and the couple has three daughters and grandchildren. Adam Milstein wanted philanthropy to become the identity of his family, and his generosity extends beyond his money to his time spent helping every organization the family foundation supports. He is active in the support of Israel and its ties to the US, and organizations he’s involved with that further this cause include the Israeli-American Council, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs, AIPAC and Birthright Israel.