About Us

“I find Grant and the team professional, well driven and knowledgeable”

Our Mission

GKR London Property Recruitment represents many of the UK’s most respected property brands. With a passion for property and 10 years specialist experience, Grant Kaveney founded GKR London in 2010. Now operating between five core sectors, we offer our clients a tailored service saving them time, energy and money. Our team have placed hundreds of candidates ranging from trainees and graduates to experienced negotiators, property managers, commercial candidates, branch managers, support staff and directors. We understand the next move is always crucial; we listen and adapt to every requirement and we provide honest and up to date market advice.


Our Story

2010

First Placement

The beginning of the future

My first placement working for myself was in 2010; it was emotional, I knew the candidate well. It gave me the confidence to believe in myself and it was the start of many more to come.

2010

First Key Account

It's not what you know, it's who you know

Grant was approached by one of the industry’s longest standing and successful estate agencies who instructed him solely to recruit for a 20 + office operation across London.

2012

First Office Space

No more paperwork on the kitchen table

Moving away from the kitchen was a welcome relief for Grant; in 2012 he began working from a serviced office in Pall Mall, only two doors down from James Caan’s first office.

2014

First Investment

Growth is never by mere change; it is the result of the forces working together

In 2012, Grant was introduced to Hamilton Bradshaw and Recruitment Entrepreneur, founded by James Caan. In 2014, he received investment from James and after just 12 short months, GKR was exceeding all expectations.

2014

First Key Hire

Team work makes the dream work

Our first key hire joined as a consultant in late 2014, bringing 10 years of property experience. Now a Director at GKR, overseeing a highly effective team specialising within Residential property.

2016

First Million

We did it!

GKR reached £1million revenue within 18 months. This was a huge achievement for us and has continued to snowball. We are now working with 80% of the most successful London residential property firms.

2016

First Award Recognition

Property Recruitment Agency of the Year, 2016

News on the Block who deliver an incredible awards ceremony for property. 2016 saw the introduction of the award for ‘Best Property Recruitment Agency of the Year’ and GKR London was shortlisted as a finalist!

2017

MIPIM attended for the first time

Tenfold return on investment

Grant, Michael and Luke Joy, Head of Commercial attended MIPIM for the first time. With a 10-fold return on investment as well as having the opportunity to showcase our brand to many, we’ve since returned!

2018

Grew to 20 people

Successfully launched 5 specialist teams

We diversified in 2016 with key hires to expand our presence across the market with Luke joining Commercial, Edward overseeing our Executive Search/Retained opportunities. We are now a team of 18 consultants and growing!

Meet the team

Founding Director
Joined July 2010

Grant Kaveney

A truly unique opportunity to acquire an impressive period building with a sun-soaked secluded terrace featuring a state-of-the-art outdoor braai.

In 2010, it was the right time for Grant embark on his own adventure after scaling a recruitment business from South Africa, where he is from. Following numerous discussions, Grant went onto receive investment funding to scale GKR London in 2013.

Director of Residential
Joined July 2014

Michael Woda

A remarkable find located with distinctive features throughout and striking white render, this Georgian property offers comfort and prowess.

Michael joined GKR as one of our first key hires in 2014 bringing with him eight years’ experience in property, Michael learnt very quickly from Grant Kaveney and worked closely with him to build his team today.

Associate Director
Joined October 2016

Lee Riley

A contemporary townhouse set within a sun-soaked mews; this modern property with a pristine garden provides a unique opportunity to combine the old with the new. 

Lee has worked in residential recruitment since late 2015 after working in the property sector for almost seven years himself. Bringing his black book of contacts along with him, Lee’s competitive nature has allowed him to progress quickly at GKR.

Operations Manager
Joined November 2014

Molly Shoesmith

This beautifully decorated bungalow in commuter’s town Surbiton has been completely restored within, meeting the new with the old, and set within a quiet and desirable location.

Molly joined GKR in 2014 with one years’ property recruitment experience and was able to develop quickly on the property management desk. In mid-2017 Molly became GKR’s Operations Manager looking after our internal training, social media and hiring needs.

Head of Commercial
Joined July 2016

Luke Joy

A grand and imposing property located in Putney boasting a large, luxuriously fitted kitchen at the heart of the property.

Luke has worked in the commercial property recruitment space since 2014. Following a stint in stand-up comedy, he provides the office with endless entertainment and has a way with his clients and candidates that’s infectious.

Senior Consultant
Joined July 2018

Yohann Broderick

A Georgian Grade II listed freehold townhouse with stunning curb appeal and a beautiful period portico.

Yohann joined GKR in 2018 to develop our contract and interim services into the public sector, general practices. With experience in the market already and following a career break in France, Yohann has quickly found his feet at GKR.

Principal Consultant
Joined November 2014

Anu Deb

Located in the heart of South West London, this attractive detached cottage was tastefully designed with sophisticated interior features.

Anu joined GKR late in 2014 with an ambition to help expand the office support division of GKR; with one years’ experience working in property herself Anu grasped the market quickly and now works with all of London’s biggest and most successful property brands.

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2015

Conor Smith

Set within Richmond, just a short walk from the River Thames this apartment prides Victorian features and beautiful orange brickwork.

Conor joined GKR London in early 2015 coming from residential estate agency himself; with an in-depth understanding of the role and easy-going character Conor was able to build excellent relationships across the London Property market quickly.

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Rose Lock

Situated in SW London, this stunning terraced property offers traditional features and boasts extremely quick connections into central London.

Rose joined GKR in 2018 having worked in property in both the UK and Spain over the last 20 years; Rose is now well positioned to utilise her strong-willed nature to drive results quickly in the property management recruitment space.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Tara Kelly

Positioned on a popular road close to the local amenities is this newly refurbished modern townhouse boasting acoustic soundproofing throughout.

Tara joined GKR London in 2017 with a track record in both property and recruitment; coming from a corporate background Tara is now enjoying the pace of a start-up developing her own desk and seeing more rewards for her hard work

Recruitment Consultant
Joined July 2018

Fergus Previte

This newly constructed maisonette in the heart of South East London boasts all the latest gadgets and quirks to keep you entertained.

Fergus joined GKR mid-2018 with a keen interest in property and a flair for recruitment; he’s worked hard to understand the market quickly so that he can offer both his candidates and clients valuable and knowledgeable market insights.

Executive Search Consultant
Joined January 2017

Edward Charlton

Sensational, secluded detached Edwardian family house offering exceptional lateral entertaining space and a large open fireplace.

Edward joined GKR in 2017 having worked for himself for many years; Edward quickly became a part of the furniture and has worked hard to build the executive search division looking after retained appointments only.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined March 2019

Oliver Nathan

This charming build set within bustling south east London is close to local pubs and restaurants whilst featuring it's very own ultra-modern open plan kitchen and living area. 

Oliver joined GKR's residential estate agency and development team in March 2019 having gained some experience in recruitment already and following four years' property experience in client services, sales and lettings. 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2019

Peter Wallis

This contemporary 3-storey townhouse based in North London boasts immaculate gardens and a large open plan kitchen and lounge in the heart of the property. 

Peter joined GKR in 2019 with roughly 15 months recruitment experience recruiting for the marketing industry. Joining our office support team, Peter will be taking on the responsibility and growth of all marketing roles and we are really excited to have him on board! 

Resourcer
Joined November 2018

Harriet Sharma

This recently converted mews boasts modern features and a bright and airy open-plan kitchen and lounge based in Hertfordshire. 

Harriet joined GKR in November 2018 upon completion of the Quest Professional course, in addition to a number of sales and property internships. Harriet has joined our office team resourcing office superheros!


Work for us


Without our people who live, love and breathe recruitment, employers wouldn’t be able to grow, and the property landscape would remain unchanged. We are always looking to speak with talented, top performing sales or property professionals who are interested and forming a reputation for themselves. We offer various opportunities within the different sectors we cover as well as fantastic earning potential, quality training, development opportunities and a busy, fast-paced environment.
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#ThrowbackThursday to one of our Bi-Annual trips, here in Valencia... Chin chin! 🍷🍴 We had a brilliant time together, and enjoyed a well-deserved break from the office to celebrate our wins. 💫 We are actively seeking experienced recruitment consultants to join us on our journey and be a part of our top-billing team! 🦸🏻‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️ Get in touch if you want to join us. #hiring #workforus #weregrowing #recruiting #recruitment #recruiterlife #valencia #spain #biannual #worktrip #teamabroad #dreamteam #teamwork #success #biller #topperformer #paella #chinchin #bottomsup #followus #getintouch

Welcome back everybody! 🤗 This week marks the slow but steady recovery of almost the entire property industry after a full and heavy week in Cannes 'networking.' 🤕😎 Our very own Lee Riley & Luke Joy are back in the office collating their business cards, gathering new job opportunities and preparing to speak to you! Get in touch with them today, it's good to have you back boys! 🥳🤓🤙🏻 #mipim #mipim2019 #realestate #property #propertyjobs #workinproperty #jobsinproperty #careers #jobsearch #recruiting #hiring #networking #cannes #yachtparty #boatparty #southoffrance #followus #getintouch #dreamteam

Happy Red Nose Day from the GKR London Property Recruitment team!! 🔴 #rednoseday #comicrelief #charity #recruitment #propertyjobs #realestate #werehiring

All aboard the 1st class express! 🥇🌟🚂 another very happy candidate who secured their dream role thanks to Fergus in our residential team! This happy candidate is now working for a residential and commercial agency negotiating commercial lets 🙌🏻 Get in touch with Fergus today if you are looking for first class recruitment services! 👌🏻 #greatwork #aboveandbeyond #service #firstclass #goodservice #testimonial #quoteoftheday #inspirationalquotes #realestate #residential #commercial #happycandidate #jobseeker #newjob #werehiring #followus #getintoucb #referafriend

You might be surprised to know that we encourage teamwork at GKR London 😳🤫🥳 Many recruitment companies develop a highly competitive and sometimes hostile culture, but we’ve managed to instil the perfect balance encouraging each other to succeed and working together to achieve joint success 🥇🌟 Well done you two for excellent client and candidate relationship management respectively and doing a deal together! 👥😁 We’re hiring, get in touch! #recruiterlife #teamwork #dreamteam #splits #recruitment #propertyjobs #realestate #gong #success #dealtime #workforus #followus #werehiring

Looking good boys! 😎 the promenade is full of blue suits and ray bans and these two have already spent the morning on a yacht discussing employment trends. 🛳🤓 Their diaries are pretty full already but they would love to hear from you if you’re nearby! Get in touch with Lee or Luke today. ☀️🤙🏻 #Cannes #mipim #mipim2019 #property #networking #realestate #properyjobs #workinproperty #recruiting #employment #careers #recruitment #hiring #workforus #joinus #weregrowing

Stop for a chat with these two today if you spot them along the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes! 😎☀️ Which can only mean one thing.... its time for #MIPIM2019. 🛳 We are property recruitment consultants, help us help you build your future. 🤩Featuring: Luke Joy, Head of Commercial & Lee Riley, Associate Residential Director at GKR London Property Recruitment. #hiring #recruiting #recruitment #realestate #propertyjobs #cannes #mipim #nerworking #followus #contactus #getintouch

On Friday we celebrated our February Top Billers Lunch at @brigadiersldn! 🥘🍖 we had a fabulous afternoon and enjoyed what may have been arguably the best and spiciest kofta’s in town! 😳🤤 Well done to you guys for smashing your targets, keep up the good work. 💪🏻🌟 #dreamteam #lunchclub #worklunch #topbillerslunch #recruiterlife #recruitment #hiring #careers #propertyjobs #realestate #getintouch #followus #referafriend #workperk #werehiring #workforus #workhardplayhard