Adam Milstein believes that if you are to change this world, you must get down to understanding the problem and find a solution. He has the opinion that you cannot rely on other people to contemplate on an issue. This is what may have contributed Adam Milstein to become one of the most successful philanthropists in Israel. Adam Milstein also holds other titles such as a community leader and real estate investor. He began a life of service when he enrolled for the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. Two years later, Adam Milstein represented his country in the Yom Kippur war. Upon leaving the military, Adam Milstein decided to enroll in college. He was admitted to Technion College in 1978 where he specialized in economics and business. In 1981, Adam Milstein decided to try his luck in the United States. This saw him attend the University of South California for an MBA program.
He graduated in 1983 and discovered that few people especially the employers valued his skills. This frustration led him to work as a real estate commercial broker for some time. Later on, he met with David Hager and the two established Hager Pacific Properties where Adam Milstein is a partner to date. He is involved with daily operations of the company taking care of tasks such as financing, deposition, and accounting. His love for philanthropy sets him apart from other real estate investors. This has seen him establish several organizations such as Adam and Gila Family Foundation. Adam Milstein is also known for establishing the Israeli-American Council where he currently serves as the Chairman.
Moreover, he is known to associate himself with other organizations focusing on helping the Jews in the United States such as AISH Los Angeles, Jewish Funders Network and Israel on Campus Coalition. Other organizations that he is known to be part of include AIPAC National Council, Hasbara Fellowships, StandWithUs as well as Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel. Adam Milstein said in an interview that he was motivated to venture out on his own due to the little salary that he was offered when he finished college.