The Dallas-Fort Worth based investment company, Highland Capital Management has been going from strength to strength in recent years under the leadership of co-founder James Dondero. In the course of his career, the Dallas, Texas based investment specialist has done much to push forward the company and make sure it remains one of the fastest growing investment companies in the U.S. with over $19 billion in assets being managed by the company; James Dondero is rightly proud of the work completed at Highland Capital Management and how the company has become a major part of the local community.
James Dondero himself hopes to inspire many young people to follow in his footsteps and set out on a career that is tied to finding a successful educational career that took him to Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James Dondero has been at the heart of the over 30 years after embarking on his career as a financial analyst in 1984; for five years James Dondero managed over $1 billion in assets for American Express before moving to Protective Life and establishing their investment funds in 1989. At Protective Life, James Dondero moved the investment fund from being a startup to managing over $2 billion in funds managed by the end of his time at the company.
The success James Dondero has achieved at Highland Capital Management has allowed him to play a big part in the community of Dallas-Fort Wirth as he can now use the success of the company to develop new and existing programs across the city. Providing the best possible opportunities for the people of Dallas-Fort Wirth includes bringing the college educational experience to as many people from socially disadvantaged areas as possible without the expense many people cannot afford. James Dondero has been a major supporter of the work of the Uplift Education to provide the best possible solutions for the problems of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to find success in the global marketplace.
Real estate investor and philanthropist Adam Milstein is pleased to help run the 2017 “Inspired by Israel” event, a joint effort between the Milstein Family Foundation, 12Tribe Films and StandWithUs Foundation. The contest has been going on for several years and the purpose is to encourage people to use their video production skills in showing solidarity for Israel. Adam Milstein’s wife Gila is on the panel of judges who will narrow down 80 contestants to 10 finalists and will select the winner based on how inspiring the message is as well as how many votes people have given it. The general public can visit IsraelVideoNetwork.com to vote on any video they like. There will be $20,000 in prize money given out with the ultimate Grand Prize being $8,000.
Adam Milstein got into real estate investing about 35 years ago when he and David Hager founded Hager Pacific Properties. As Managing Partner of this company, Milstein has been overseeing property management of their commercial and residential lots across California, Illinois, Texas and a recent addition in Wisconsin. The company has billions in assets under management and Milstein has helped procure financing for acquisitions and brokering deals between clients and those leasing properties.
Prior to his real estate investing career, Adam Milstein was both a military veteran and a construction worker in his father’s building framing business in Israel. He’s the oldest of three sons that were born in Israel a few years after his parents moved there in 1948. His military duty from 1971 to 1974 included fighting in the Yom Kippur War including bringing about the surrender of Egypt. After coming home from the war he worked a few years in building framing and also studied at the Technion Institute. Several years after completing his bachelor’s degree he received his master’s from USC and began in real estate.
Adam Milstein has been married to Gila Milstein since 1974 and is also a father of three daughters. He and Gila started their foundation in 2000 and have since been embracing the pillars of active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy. Much of their work involves helping families learn Hebrew through a program they started and speaking at different forums about the importance of US and Israel relations. Pro-Israel foundations they’re active in include the Hasbara Fellowships, Students Supporting Israel, Hillel International, Israeli-American Council, StandWithUs, AIPAC and Jerusalem U.