Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel. His mother, Eva, was a homemaker while his father Hillel Milstein was a real estate developer. His mother moved to Israel from Mexico at the tender age of 18, whereas his father moved to Israel from Argentina at the age of 19. His father took part in the independence war of Israel as a combat sailor. Eve and Hillel settled at Kiryat Motzkin where Adam spent his childhood years. Adam speaks both Hebrew and English languages.
Education, work, and family
Adam Milstein joined the defense forces of Israel for his mandatory service in 1971. He served during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Subsequently, he joined the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, where he studies Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Business Management. While advancing his studies, Adam joined his father, and together they expanded their real estate development and construction business.
Milstein met Gila Elgrably and the two wedded in Haifa. They have two children, Merav, their firstborn daughter, and Lyron, second born daughter. A year after Lyron was born, the family moved to the United States. Milstein studies Business Administration at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a master’s. He joined the commercial real estate sector, where he worked as a sales agent.
Adam is an Israeli-American real estate investor. He is an active partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate firm. He supervises the company’s accounting, disposition, and financing. The company acquires, rehabilitates, and repositions multi-family, retail office, and industrial properties.
Milstein and his wife launched the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. This organization was formed to support the education of young professionals and students. The foundation also gives philanthropic services to many organizations to strengthen the State of Israel, the Jewish people by igniting their Jewish pride, as well as the United States and Israel relationship. Adam’s philanthropic services include partnership development, consulting, and fundraising to sponsor programs in the domain of Jewish education, Pro-Israel advocacy, and Jewish continuity. Adam’s philanthropic activities are based on three principles, active philanthropy, Life path impact, and philanthropic Synergy.
Adam is also the co-founder and National Chairperson of the Israeli-American Council. He is also a board member of several organizations such as the StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network, Israel on Campus Coalition, etc.
Due to his outstanding philanthropic deeds, Adam received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Friends of Magen David Adom.