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Ideamensch Does Interview With Israeli-American Businessman Adam Milstein

Background Information On Israeli-American Businessman Adam Milstein


Adam Milstein is a veteran of the IDF or Israeli Defense Force. He served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 which saw Israel defend itself successfully against Egypt, Syria and Jordan for the third consecutive time. After completing mandatory military service, Adam Milstein went to study at the Israeli Institute of Technology or Technion. He completed a bachelor’s degree in economics and business there.


Adam Milstein immigrated to the United States in 1981 from Israel. He and his wife Gila settled down in California. Mr. Milstein went on to pursue an MBA degree in business from the University of Southern California and then began working in the commericial real estate industry as an independent broker. He later joined Hager Pacific Properties where he now works as a managing director.


Being fortunate enough to be very successful in the real estate industry, Adam Milstein has created his own philanthropic foundation called the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. It primarily supports pro-Israel groups and causes such as Hasbara Fellowships, Jerusalem University and PragerU. Adam Milstein is also one of the original founders of the Israeli-American Council and sits on its national board of chairmen. He and his wife also helped to create Sifriyat Pijama B’America which provides books to Israeli-American families in the United States to help teach Jewish values and the Hebrew language to the younger generation.


A Highlight From Adam Milstein’s Interview With Ideamensch


One of the things that Adam Milstein was asked on his interview with Ideamensch was how he has managed to grow his business. Adam Milstein’s answer was that he has stopped setting artificial goals and deadlines. He says that they were limiting to him and actually hindered his success. Not listening to criticism and ignoring negative comments such as that you are being abused or silly also helped Adam Milstein break through in real estate. The real estate industry takes a long time to make money and you will have to take criticism, attacks and be able to wait to see any kinds of return. Milstein also said that being self driven has helped him succeed where others have failed

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