Archive for the ‘Philantropist’ Category

George Soros – A Man Who Makes A Difference

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

George Soros is a man who is known throughout the world. In Europe, he is known as the driving force behind a wide range of investment activities and business ventures. In the United States, he is perhaps best known for his social activism and political support, mainly for the Democratic Party. In Asia and Africa, he is known for his immense philanthropy and humanitarian work. None of this fame however is what George Soros started to have when he started his life in humble beginnings in Budapest Hungary, nor did he ever dream as he fought for survival as a Jew during the Nazi occupation of the city that he would one day be one of the richest and most influential men in the world.

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Born in 1930, he came from a family which taught him the value of a dollar, the importance of a good moral compass, and the vitality of surviving in the face of oppression. He came out of the dark time of the Nazi occupation with a sense of social justice, and a changed world view. He soon immigrated to England, where he worked as a railroad porter and waiter while putting himself through the London School of Economics. From LSE, he earned a degree that got him in the door of his first job in the financial sector, working at a merchant bank.

In 1969, he moved to New York City, where he started his first fund, now known as the Quantum Fund, with little more than Twelve Million Dollars and a reputation of success he brought with him from Europe. George Soros soon grew that fund into one of the most prosperous of its time. Even today Soros Fund management, his family firm, carries more than $30B in assets, and he still provides key insights as to how the firm’s capital is handled. Read more on

He is not just a man behind the money; he is also the money behind a lot of social changes that have occurred in the world in the last 30 years. A man who believes strongly in the rights of the individual and that governments work for the people not the other way around, he has become a major part of many activism movements and political campaigns over the years. He also works with many charitable groups and humanitarian aid and rights organizations overseas, particularly in Africa and Asia to help those who are impoverished and under the grip of low education and limited heath improvement options.

He recently hired Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most success women in the financial arena as Chief Investment Officer for Soros Fund Management. She will be the seventh CIO since 2000, but George notes that it has been a task to find the right person for the job to ensure that the firm success keeps going for many years to come. It is just one more way that George Soros plans for the future, both in his business dealings and in his desire to make the world a better place. Visit Project Syndicate to learn more about George.

Adam Milstein Speaks About Hager Pacific Properties And Guiding Business Principles

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Adam Milstein was interviewed by Ideamensch not long ago to share ideas with young entrepreneurs on how they could succeed in real estate. He’s a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate investment firm he co-founded years ago along with David Hager that owns and leases many properties across California, Illinois and Texas. He’s also the founder of the Milstein Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization that gives back to the Jewish American and emphasizes three pillars of active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. Along with the foundation he’s co-founded Hebrew learning program Sifriyat Pijama B’America.


Adam Milstein told Ideamensch that the idea for Hager Pacific Properties came to him while he was attending graduate school and determined none of the other jobs being offered to him compensated him properly. He and his friend David Hager, who he has mentioned as the most influential person in his life decided to enter commercial real estate brokering and in time they acquired enough assets to start an independent venture. Milstein says he never fully knows just what his day is going to consist of, but says that more structure comes from accumulating assets and being involved in philanthropy. But he also says you have to be willing to do much of the work yourself in the business and have patience because it takes time to make profits in real estate.


Prior to founding Hager Pacific Properties Adam Milstein worked alongside his father in the building framing trade in Israel. His family had moved to Israel from Latin America back in 1948 and Adam is the oldest of three sons. He served in the military during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and was in Ariel Sharon’s unit that invaded Egypt. He married Gila Elgrably upon returning from the war and also attended the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology. Three years after completing his bachelor’s degree at the Technion he relocated his family to the US and received his MBA from USC. In addition to founding Hager Pacific Properties and the Milstein Foundation, Adam Milstein is also Chairman of the Israeli-American Council and is on the boards of AIPAC, StandWithUs, Jerusalem U, Birthright Israel and many other groups.

Adam Milstein’s Career Outline in the Circles of Real Estate and Philanthropy

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Adam Milstein is an Israeli real estate investor and philanthropist. Milstein’s real estate career was successful due to his principles on self-awareness and management. He attended the Technion Institute of Technology back in 1978 and acquired a degree in economics and finance. Then he undertook an MBA at the prominent University of Southern California. He commenced his professional real estate career as an agent working in Southern California. He is also the founder of Hager Pacific Properties, which is a private commercial firm that invests in real estate properties.


Besides serving as the Managing Partner of Hager Pacific, Milstein serves as an executive in several institutions. He is co-founder and head Israeli-American Council (IAC). He is also the director of the IAC’s national expansion department. Adam Milstein served on the governing boards of Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, and AISH Los Angeles. Based on his enthusiasm for ancient Jewish culture, he founded the Sifriyat Pijama B’America in collaboration with his wife, Gila. Sifriyat Pijama B’America is an institution that enlightens people on Jewish teachings. The organization also donates books themed on Jewish history to over 15,000 families of Israeli and Jewish decent living in the U.S.


The Inception of Hager Pacific Properties


Milstein recently spoke with about how he came up with Hager Pacific Properties. He said that Hager Pacific’s reputation steps from its unending commitment to unparalleled client services. He also mentioned how his career as a commercial real estate broker enabled him to grow professionally. Milstein founded Hager Pacific Properties after working as an agent for three years.


Milstein’s Insights on Productivity at Workplaces


According to Milstein, managing a new business can be tricky. Several assets and activities are required to keep a business in profitable shape. He prefers combining his work with philanthropy for the sake of the community. He advises entrepreneurs to focus on understanding the challenges they face before they begin to develop strategies for solving them. Milstein encourages managers to make follow-ups on their businesses on a daily basis. This factor helps one to take note of any challenges that arise in a business and adopt effective ways of addressing them.