Adam Milstein is a successful real estate investor in California, the manager partner of Hagar Pacific Properties, which manages a property of commercial properties worth over $1 billion.
In a sense, Adam Milstein was born to the business, because his father Hillel was in the real estate construction and development business, and Milstein began his professional career working for his father. That was in Israel, where Adam Milstein was born. He came to the United States in 1981. He obtained his Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California in 1983, then went to work as a real estate agent in commercial real estate.
Adam Milstein is therefore an Israeli-American. He has achieved great professional success in the United States, but cannot forget his background in Israel. Like all Israeli men, he served time in the Israel Defense Forces. During his military career, Milstein saw action in the Yom Kippur War, helping Ariel Sharon to surround Egypt’s Third Army Division on the far side of the Suez Canal. So Milstein considers helping to strengthen relations between both his countries, the United States and Israel, to be his mission.
To support that mission, Adam Milstein and his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. This foundation supports pro-Israel groups and organizations, including Christians United for Israel, the Israeli-American Council, Hillel, Hahal Haredi, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, the UCLA Foundation, the Israel on Campus Coalition and the American Israel Education Foundation. They are determined to make young Israeli-Americans aware and proud of their roots.
Adam Milstein is also the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, and is the National Chairman of it. He sits on the boards of many of the groups he and his wife support financially through their family foundation. He often about issues related to Jews, political ties with and support for Israel and antisemitism in the United States. He has actively and openly opposed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Some of his work is more cultural than political. He and Gila co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America. That organizations gives books in Hebrew to Israeli-American families.