About Us

Our History

Gallen.Neilly.Amaral (GNA) is an affiliate of Gallen Associates, Inc., a firm established in Miami, Florida, in 1974 that relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1978. We have developed market positioning and media strategy programs for pretty much every function in the commercial real estate industry. In the past 43 years, GNA has also designed industry-positioning programs for law firms, hotels and resorts, city governments, nonprofits, and private and political initiatives. GNA is the only market positioning and media strategy firm in the U.S. Western region, and one of a handful of firms in the nation focused on the commercial real estate investment, development, management and technology industries.

Partner Bios

Tim Gallen has spent more than 40 years building the relationships and expertise needed to establish a nationally-respected reputation as one of the commercial real estate industry's leading market positioning and media strategies architects. He has consulted for virtually every regimen in the real estate development, management and investment industry, including for entrepreneurial, corporate and institutional concerns. He has also designed and implemented both domestic and global strategies for some of the commercial real estate industry’s best-known real estate developers, investors, service companies, lenders, financiers and advisors.  A graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism, Tim has also served in many business related community efforts.  Tim resides with his wife, and Gallen Associates co-founder, Lori, in Bend, OR  

Andrew Neilly has spent over 20 years counseling national and international clients in the real estate investment sector on media relations strategies. Prior to joining Gallen Associates in 1997, he spent seventeen years covering the U.S. commercial real estate market as a writer and served the financial sector as a reporter and editor in both North America and the United Kingdom. Andrew has written extensively on a wide range of commercial real estate topics, including pension fund investments, REITs and other real estate specific financial sectors. A native of the United Kingdom, Andrew has an honors degree in American Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC), where he majored in American History. He and his wife, Jane Irene Kelly — a freelance writer and editor — live in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania. 

Nancy Amaral is a valued advisor to several of the firm’s key clients. In her more than eighteen years with the firm, Nancy has supervised the establishment of numerous integrated and ongoing media outreach and marketing programs— including new media and social technology support programs. Nancy has spent several years focusing, initiating and institutionalizing the online presence of several of the firm’s clients and assisting them with training in social media outreach. Nancy graduated from California State University- Hayward (now CSU East Bay) with degrees in Liberal Arts and Human Development. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Paul and two daughters, Sydney and Shelby. 

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