Israeli-American Adam Milstein is a real estate investor living in Southern California. Milstein, a Hager Pacific Properties managing partner, is also a generous philanthropist. Born in Haifa, Israel, Milstein is the son of real estate developer Hillel Milshtein and his wife Eva. Adam Milstein did his mandatory time in the Israeli Defense Forces beginning in 1971. After completing his military service, he studied business and economics at the Israeli Institute of Technology. Adam Milstein graduated Cum Laude in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree.
While attending the Israeli Institute of Technology, Milstein began working in his father’s real estate development and construction company. Adam Milstein also married Gila Elgrably in 1974. Milstein moved to the U.S. with his wife and two children in 1981 and enrolled at the University of Southern California. He graduated with his MBA in 1983 and began working as a commercial real estate sales agent. Milstein had a natural aptitude for the work and was soon a Hager Pacific Properties’ managing partner overseeing accounting, financing and disposition of multi-family, retail, office and industrial properties.
Adam Milstein went on to co-found the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. The three guiding principles of the Milstein Family Foundation are Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact and Philanthropic Synergy. Through the foundation, Milstein provides several organizations with charitable and philanthropic services. Milstein’s philanthropic work includes partnership development, consulting and fundraising to support education advocacy and cultural continuity. The foundation’s staff invests their time and expertise to finding, funding and developing organizations working to create effective programs for children, adolescents and adults.
Milstein also provides guidance, funding and other assistance to philanthropic organizations in order to increase the impact of their efforts. He also develops programmatic synergies and partnerships with other non-profit entities that are working toward goals the Milstein Family Foundation shares. Adam Milstein was voted among ‘The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life,’ in 2016. Milstein currently lives in Encino, California with Gila, his wife. The Milsteins growing family now includes three daughters, one granddaughter and two grandsons. The family continues to give generously to charity.