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 on the PSL for 80% of the UK’s most successful 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.

Head 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.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined September 2018

Morgan Sparrow

A gable-fronted period home which retains charm and character with many original period features and stylish accommodation.

Morgan joined GKR in 2018 upon completion of his Real Estate degree at Oxford Brookes University. Choosing recruitment following several internships in property, Morgan hopes to really make an impact in a market that is driven by people.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Hugh Tomlinson

A substantial detached house which benefits from off street parking and a large detached garage at the rear of the property.

Hugh joined GKR after training as a cadet in the army, with a real willingness to learn. Having understood the technicalities of the commercial property market quickly, Hugh has been able to make an impact with his candidates.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined July 2017

Deishna Jayasinghe

Based in North West London, this glorious property oozes character, fitted with luxuriously colourful carpets and exposed wooden beams throughout.

Deish joined GKR in 2017 after working in property management for almost four years; working in the property management team Deish’s infectious energy quickly rubbed off on our candidates and clients and she has developed an excellent reputation for herself.

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.

Business Development Consultant
Joined May 2017

Mariel Roe

A rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent freehold property featuring exceptional detailing and innovative styling.

Mariel joined GKR London in 2017 with an extensive track record in property as the director of two renowned and successful brandsMariel’s business development skills have helped put GKR on the map in parts of the UK we had barely reached previously.


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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Happy 4 year anniversary Molly & Anu! These two joined us back in November 2014 on the very same day and have each achieved a huge amount in their time with us 👏🏼 Anu joined us with a background from retail sales and property moves; she is now in charge of our office support division placing support superstars across London! 👩🏻‍💼👨🏻‍💻 Molly joined us with a years' property recruitment experience already and helped us establish our property management recruitment function. Now, she is our Operations Manager responsible for our brand positioning and training needs 👑 It's wonderful to reflect on the journey you've both been on and we're looking forward to celebrating many more years to come! If you are looking for a job in property recruitment or property support, get in touch with one of these two today! 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #workanniversary #anniversary #fouryears #fourthanniversary #dreamteam #dayone #recruitment #recruiterlife #anotheryear #topwork #retention #loyalty #werehiring #workforus #joinus #followus

Enthusiasm truly makes a difference 🏅We aspire to be the leading property recruitment company in London and it makes us so happy to to hear feedback like this 🙌🏻 From start to finish, we realise the importance of all 30-steps in the recruitment journey. Well done Deishna - awesome work here! 🤩👊🏻 #topwork #aboveandbeyond #placement #happycandidate #newjob #congratulations #service #bestservice #testimonial #quoteoftheday #inspirationalquote #realestate #propertyjobs #propertymanagement #london #followus

We are extremely busy at the moment. We are recruiting for a wide range of opportunities within the residential market, commercial property, office support, property management, new homes and general practice 🤓 We are looking forward to landing a number of new opportunities for candidates to get their teeth stuck into BEFORE the Xmas break! 🎅🏻🎄 If you are looking for work in property and you are available for an immediate move, check out our latest jobs and call us to find out more!! 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #hiring #propertyjobs #realestate #london #recruiting #recruitment #property #construction #commercial #residential #service #recruiterlife #newjob #findajob #careers #candidates #getintouch #followus #workforus #workwithus

After a sensational meat feast on Friday afternoon, our Top Billers headed to @brewdogshoreditch 🍻🕺Working in sales can be tough but it can also be extremely rewarding ☺️ Thanks team for all your efforts in October! 👊🏻 #recruiterlife #mondaymotivation #topbilling #topbiller #lunchclub #workperk #workdo #outout #team #dreamteam #propertyjobs #realestate #construction #hiring #recruiting #followus #followmeplease

Another fabulous turnout for Top Billers Lunch club!! 🤩 Well done everyone who made it! This time we’re in Shoreditch at @smokestakuk and we’ve had sea bream, beef, lamb, ox tail and the most sensational Welsh rarebit jacket potatoes to name a few. 🤢😍 If you haven’t been, get yourselves down here! 🤫😝 #topbillerslunch #lunchclub #topbillers #recruiterlife #highperformance #dreamteam #propertyjobs #realestate #construction #werehiring #followus #joinus #incentive #workperk

Have you seen our new website? 👀☺️ Head to our ‘Work For Us’ page to watch the full video on life at GKR; this is just a snippet 🎞 We are now considering applications for the new year, get in touch if you like the look of what you see! 👏🏼😛 #careers #workforus #joinourfamily #newwebsite #brandnew #shinyandnew #brandrefresh #propertyjobs #realestate #construction #recruiting #recruiterlife #werehiring #watchourvideo #videomarketing #digitaltransformation

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! 🖥
Grant Kaveney founded GKR London Property Recruitment in 2010 and has worked hard to develop a culture which we can be proud of. 🤩 Our new look is all about our people; their individuality's, their successes and their knowledge. Without them, we wouldn't be able to achieve at the scale we do today. ❤️ Reach out to us today and let us know your thoughts on our new look! 😏 #recruitment #propertyrecruitment #recruiterlife #propertyjobs #realestate #werehiring #newlook #brandrefresh #newwebsite #websitelaunch #checkusout #followus #service #construction

Wow 😲🤩 Great work Lee, well done on making such a fabulous impression helping this individual through their job search. 😛 Recruitment is a competitive market but when you stand head and shoulders above the rest, there’s a lot less of it. 💪🏻 Keep up the good work! #topwork #greatjob #testimonial #welldone #newjob #careers #quotes #quoteoftheday #inspirationalquotes #service #aboveandbeyond #recruitment #recruiterlife #followus #watchthisspace #werehiring