Born in Haifa, Israel in 1952 as the oldest child to homemaker Eva and real estate developer, Hillel Milstein, Adam Milstein conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces and served in the Yom Kippur war of 1973. Suing his military service, he served under General Ariel Sharon on the Egyptian front, participated in the crossing of the Suez Canal as well as the encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army. After the war, he enrolled in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a public research university in Haifa, Israel, and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics. During his schooling at the Technion, Adam Milstein joined his father in his real estate development business and married Gila Elgrably in 1974. In 1981, Milstein and his family moved to the United States in 1981 and 1983, Adam Milstein received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California and started to work as a commercial real estate sales agent.

Adam Milstein is presently a partner in the real estate firm, Hager Pacific Properties and oversees the firm’s accounting, financing, and disposition. This company manages millions of square feet of commercial property throughout the United States including office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

As an Israeli- American activist, Adam Milstein and his wife, Gila, are active in several organizations that support Israeli- American relations. Among these groups include the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in which they established in 2000 to help educate students, and young professionals on their Jewish faith and ties to Israel. Adam Milstein also sits on many boards including the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, The Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, Israel on Campus Coalition and StandWithUs. Adam Milstein presently lives in Encino, California with his wife. Gila. They have three daughters, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.