You could say Adam Milstein is someone who wears many hats. If you said he’s a leader in the Israeli-American community, that’d be an understatement. As a chairman, Milstein is part the of the Israeli-American Council (the most comprehensive organization of its type in America) which he also co-founded.
He works on boards of many additional pro-Israeli groups such as the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Organization which he co-founded as well with his wife, Gila. As not only a leader in the Jewish community, Adam Milstein is a renown real estate investor in Los Angeles and partner of managing for Hager Pacific Properties – a firm which holds over 100 different estates valued at more than $1 billion as well.
If you decided to review the daily life of Adam Milstein, you wouldn’t have any reason to suspect he came from humble beginnings. His career trajectory wasn’t always headed in this direction.
Adam Milstein is from Haifa, Israel, where he was born in 1952 at a major seaport which is located 50 miles away from Tel Aviv. Haifa is renown for its beautiful views on the slopes of Mount Carmel and it’s the third largest city in Israel.
His mother stayed in the house and his father served as a real estate developer. Spending his entire childhood in Haifa, at 19 years of age Milstein enrolled in the Israeli Defense Forces. Little did he know, while the Yom Kippur War was in full swing his brigade leader, Ariel Sharon, would rise to be the Prime Minister of Israel.
After serving and the Yom Kippur War ended, he joined with his love, Gila, in marriage. She had also been in the forces as an officer of the Israeli army and resettled to Israel at six years of age from her original country of Morocco.
Real Estate and Philanthropy: the Beginning
Though his father was developing real estate, it was not until he arrived in the US that Milstein looked into the idea of this lucrative market. Milstein feels that hard work, discipline and this commitment to his beliefs paid off enormously in his life and those of others.