Sandy Gallin


“Being a manager is about getting into the minds of the people you represent. It’s no different in real estate. There is, of course, one big difference, the houses don’t talk back.”


Sandy Gallin has a passion for creating beautifully designed homes. His ability to recognize properties with something special, and to build upon and market their distinctive qualities imparting his clients with a fully produced vision of how to live and entertain, is unique and similar to his ability to discover and nurture the talents of the world’s most recognized stars of music, film and television.

For over 30 years, as both an agent and personal manager, Gallin was instrumental in developing the careers of music and entertainment icons Dolly Parton, Cher, Neil Diamond, Olivia Newton-John, The Osmond Brothers, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Mac Davis, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Patti Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, KC and The Sunshine Band, Petula Clark, Korn and Limp Bizkit. He also managed the careers of Oscar winning actresses Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellwegger, as well as super star comedians Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Lynde, Roseanne, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, Joan Rivers, and Howie Mandell. Gallin has also produced thousands of hours of television variety shows, 26 feature films, and an Academy Award-winning documentary film, which raised the global awareness of AIDS.

After being at the top of the field in one industry, he changed careers, only to rise quickly to the top of his newly chosen design field after turning 70.

Gallin started to design high-end homes as a stress reliever while running his management and production companies. He worked with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Marvin Hamlisch and many more to design their homes and transitioned to this new career when Jeffrey Katzenberg approached him to create his home.

Since then Gallin has orchestrated over 50 major design projects in New York City, Malibu, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons for luminaries such as Florence and Serge Azria, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and has sold his homes - some fully furnished - to Mark Burnett, Marvin Hamlisch, Kenny G and Frank Sinatra, among others.

Many of Gallin’s homes have been published in national design magazines and newspapers including Architectural Digest, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Photograph by Douglas Friedman / Trunk Archive