Adam Milstein, entrepreneur and managing partner at Hager Pacific properties, recently chatted with IdeaMensch about the lessons he’s learned from his career and philanthropy. Milstein is a native of Israel, having served in IDF during the Yom Kippur War and graduated from the Technion in 1978. Milstein initially came to the United States to attend the University of Southern California to receive his MBA. From there, he launched his own real estate business.
Milstein is driven to make ideas a reality. He launched his own business after receiving offers for several underpaying positions upon his graduation from the University of California. He felt as though the potential employers did not value his life experiences, education and experience.
“In real estate, there are plenty of exciting ups and downs,” said Adam Milstein. “For instance, the fact that supply always lags a few years behind demand, then it flips, or the way that price fluctuates. It’s all very exciting. It takes time a long time to get results in real estate.”
After launching and building his successful real estate investment business, he started engaging in philanthropy. Milstein serves as co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council as the chair of national expansion.
“Over the years, I realized that getting involved in philanthropy make my day-to-day job much more satisfying.”
In addition to his work with the Israeli-American Council, he sits on the Board of several organizations. Milstein and his wife, Gila, Adam Milstein are co-founders of Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Their organization provides free monthly books in Hebrew to help Jewish values to more than 15,000 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the United States.
Jeffrey Schneider, an indigenous Manhattan, is the founder of the famous fast growing giant venture Ascendant Capital LLC which happens to be a division office of Axiom Capital Management. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Jeffrey has a deep passion for financial service industries which saw him work with reputable financial corporations including Alternative Investments, Paradigm Global Advisors and Axiom Capital Management where he held the so much coveted executive positions. After acquiring ample knowledge and skills, Mr. Schneider went ahead and worked for Paradigm Global Advisors in the year 2002. His unique talent in scrutinizing managers brought about positive change in the firm and also saw him proceed to begin his most recent Venture, Ascendant Capital LLC which he has been running for the past four years and a couple of months.
Using his past experiences, skills, and knowledge, Jeffrey Schneider has raised almost a billion dollars that have facilitated his enterprise to provide employment opportunities to over thirty people and still counting. His business specializes in sourcing reputable real estates, equity, and assets which are not readily available to investors. Mr. Schneider strongly believes in today’s market trend; substitute investments provide a great way in which corporations can expand their holdings hence reducing unpredictability.
A family man
They say all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Besides working tooth and nail in his very promising venture, Mr. Schneider is also a family man, being a father and a husband. His diversions include participating in vigorous exercises and marathons both Ironman and half ironman’s, which helps him stay healthy and fit. He is also an avid traveler, and whenever time allows him, he travels as far, as wide and as often as he possibly can. Up to date, he has toured diverse countries including those in South America, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Schneider has documented his adventures in various websites like jeffryschneider.co; jeffryschneider.org, jeffryschneider.net, and jeffreyschneidertravel.com. Some of the most outstanding topics he has blogged about include ‘Great business books’, “Top winter getaways,’ ‘Staying fit for the season,’ and ‘being a great CEO.’
Being a generous man he is, he gives back to the community through various charity organizations like God Loves We Deliver, Wonders and Worries, The Gazelle Foundation and Cherokee Home for Children. Currently, he resides in Texas, United States of America.
Traveling in style, whether from home to office, or from city to city doesn’t have to be difficult. An often overlooked, but crucial part of any traveling get up is the gear you use: briefcases and luggage. While efficiency and quality are the most important factors of both, there are many fantastic brands that don’t make you sacrifice those for style.
Briefcases are the go to accessory for any businessperson. Slung over a shoulder, they can often be a stylish addition to any business professional look. Some of the best brands for excellent briefcases are:
These luggage brands produce some of the hippest briefcases for your look. The Harwick being one of their most popular briefcases. This brand provides affordable quality and style.
L.L. Bean makes high quality, but still relatively inexpensive briefcases for the young upstart or entrepreneur.
This brand is famous for their high quality leather suitcases, but they are definitely at the upper end of the price range, running upwards of $700.
Too many people view luggage as some big black bag with wheels you throw your clothes into. Quality and stylish luggage can really make the difference in your confidence, ease of travel, and look. Some of best luggage brands are:
The gold standard of luggage, Samsonite provides long lasting, quality luggage that will hold up under difficult conditions and look great.
TravelPro luggage is more expensive than some other luggage brands, but what they raise in price, they also raise in quality and style.
Perhaps the most diverse and highest quality luggage brand on the market. If you can afford a U.S. Traveller it will up your look.
The election of Donald Trump took many people across the country by surprise. People were shocked at his sweeping of many important American states. The unexpected victory has led to a new look at several policies espoused by many Democratic leaders as Donald Trump will be in office. Such leaders include George Soros, one of the most prominent of the Democratic donors and a major backer of the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Those who watch politics were not surprised to learn that efforts are already underway that are aimed at helping to fight potential initiatives under the new administration and continue to push policies that they hope will help the United States a better place. It is with this idea in mind that Soros and many donors have been part of a conference on opensocietyfoundations.org on how best to react to the concepts likely to be in place during a Trump presidency and a Trump plan to shape the judiciary and legislative branches of the government to the ideals of the conservative movement.
Many Varied Topics
The conference addressed many varied topics. Such topics look at ways that the Democrats can offer a series of concrete proposals to help combat the expected Trump plans. They know they must have a plan in place that will counter many of the plans of the new government. Such issues they addressed included efforts at protecting the environment as well as protecting the workers in every possible way. George Soros takes his place as part of this conference happily knowing that he can make a true difference in the lives of many Americans as he assumes the role of elder statement to the base of the Democratic party and to many other donors who share his vision of the world. The three day conference on Forbes was part of his ongoing efforts to help make sure that all those who need his advice and his funding can get access to it in order to help combat as many elements of the Republican agenda a possible both in the short term and over the longer decades.
Responding To The Need For Help
During his work at the conference, George Soros was focused on the many ways that he and other Democratic leaders can help look at issues that might have contributed to the loss of the presidency. He knows that it is important for him and many other leaders of the party to offer solutions that can help create a more vibrant Democratic party that will find it easier to win the support of the American public and thus win elections at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267. Soros is one of the most respected investors in the entire world. As such, his words are respected when he chooses to share his thoughts on politics and other subjects. His famous work in the field of investing has helped him gain the means to make sure that he can influence the world in ways that he feels will make it better for people of all races and creeds.
The deluding notion has been that success is only identified with men despite concerted efforts shown by women in almost all spheres of life in trying to keep with the societal developments. However, some outstanding women have disapproved this misleading notion by doing great in the Business sector.
In the recent past, Lori Senecal is among those women who have discredited the societal standards and notions and is really doing great in Business. The Canadian-born is currently the CEO of the Crispi Porter & Bogusky, LLC (Commonly known as CP+B), a marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. The company also has regional offices in other nine regions across the world. Senecal is entrusted with overseeing CB+P’s global expansion and growth and managing the coordination of the firm’s nine international branches.
Before being appointed as the CEO of CP+B, Lori Senecal was the president of the MDC Partner Network where she coordinated various MDC agencies to identify viable growth areas, driving the organization’s strategic vision and deepening its outstanding model in ensuring it met its goals.
As a prudent resource mobilizer and unexampled staff coordinator, she worked as a global chairman and CEO of KBS+, a global marketing and advertising agency headquartered in New York. Under her watch, she globalized KBS+ by elevating it from a domestic company with only 250 employees to a large worldwide agency with over 950 employees just in a span of one year.
Lori Senecal once served as CEO of the flagship New York of McCann Erickson before her appointment at the KBS+. Senecal skills to mobilize resources, which she showed so much during her reign as the Global Chief Innovation Officer for McCann group, continue to draw admiration.
She has since received numerous awards and recognition for her stellar performance throughout her career. In 2013, she was honored at the AWNY Game Changer Awards with a Quantum Leap Award for leadership and innovation. She was one of Advertising Age’s ‘Woman to Watch’ in 2014.