Coming to the United States of America in order to pursue your dreams in business can be considered one of the foundations by which the USA has built itself into an empire. Adam Milstein, an immigrant from Israel, came to the United States in order to pursue higher education and after doing so he found incredible success with Hager Pacific Properties. As the Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, Milstein has watched the company grow by leaps and bounds every single year. Let’s look at how Milstein has approached his work and how his background has helped to sculpt him into the entrepreneur that he is today.
Adam Milstein says that his goal in coming to America was to pursue a higher education. That goal led him to attending USC in Los Angeles, CA. It was there that Milstein would secure his MBA in the field of entrepreneurship. Milstein had an idea that he wanted to take control of his career and that idea was solidified after attending a campus recruiting effort. During this recruiting event he realized that companies were not willing, prepared, or able to pay him a comparable rate to other American citizens. From Milstein’s perspective, he felt like this meant that they didn’t really understand the strength of his background and what that meant for his career. Milstein left the recruiting event disappointed and that guided him to his next decision. Milstein says, “I decided to go out on my own, and start working as a real estate commercial broker.” Milstein chased this career for three years before he became an investor and that led to the birth of Hager Pacific Properties.
As an entrepreneur, Adam Milstein became intimately aware that his life would be structured far different than he had been used to. Milstein says, “You don’t know what your day will look like.” As Milstein continued to developer Hager Pacific Properties, his portfolio began to take shape and with it structure began to fall in place. Milstein credits his willingness to continually push a concept “until they become reality” as one of the major components of his success.