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 mission is to change the perception of property recruitment offering a greater level of service and a long-term strategy. 


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 London Office

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!

2019

Launched Manchester Office

We are tackling the North West!

GKR announce the launch of our Manchester office in Spinningfields and are extremely excited to develop further presence within the North-West of England. If you’re a senior consultant in the area and want to play a major role in our expansion plans, get in touch with us.

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 - General Practice
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.

Associate
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.

Associate
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.

Principal 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 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! 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined March 2019

Daisy Maher

Situated in south west London, this newly appointed property boasts a very bright terrace with exceptional views as well as an original Victorian fireplace in the heart of the property. 

Daisy joined GKR's residential team in 2019 with five years' experience working in the London property market specialising in lettings. More recently Daisy gained further experience in both New Zealand and Australia managing property portfolios. 

Recruitment Consultant - Commercial
Joined April 2019

Bhavick Raja

This impressive one bedroom flat situated in North-West London is full of character, benefiting from stunning original wooden flooring.

Bhavick joined GKR in April 2019 with almost three years recruitment experience, more recently supporting Interiors, Fit Out and Refurbishment sectors across the construction industry.

Senior Consultant - Property Finance
Joined May 2019

Sam Pemberton-Hill

A newly refurbished period property priding several long-standing qualities and timeless features.

Sam joined GKR during May 2019 with more than five years recruitment experience alongside an additional five years experience between property and finance. Combining his knowledge and experience, Sam is well-positioned to lead the growth of our senior finance division. 

We specialise in five key sectors

  • Commercial

    The commercial team provide permanent and contract services to leading property and construction consultancies in the Private & Public Sectors as well as developers, banks and funds.

  • Estate Agency

    With experienced consultants and ex-property professionals in one team, they are market experts working with High Street Agents, Corporate giants, Developers and Investment Agencies.

  • Property Management & Office Support

    With first-hand experience in both roles, we represent Managing Agents, Facilities Services, High Street Agents, Student Accommodation providers, Investment Funds, Interiors & Design practices supplying property management and office support functions.

  • Build & Design

    The team have worked hard to develop long standing relationships working with architectural & interior design consultancies, property developers and project leads, our team deliver both permanent and professional interim/contract solutions.

  • Executive Search

    We are regularly approached about leadership roles in the property industry working with a range of clientele, and have strengthened our resources accordingly with 50 years combined experience and an extensive referral network.


Work for us


Do you want to make a difference? Are you passionate about service? How much do you care about the property industry? If you are looking to influence the real estate talent landscape, become a career expert and an excellent salesperson, we would love to hear from you. We work with the industries biggest and most successful brands and we've worked hard to build excellent long-term relationships. Our team receive first-class tailored training on a regular basis and always remain up to date with market trends. We work really hard to achieve great things and we would love for you to help us too!
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This month marks Michael Woda's 5th anniversary at GKR London Property Recruitment! 🥳🤩
"It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Michael over the last 5 years and it’s a real milestone to be proud of. He has grown incredibly since joining us both personally and professionally and plays pivotal part in the company as a Senior Director. In addition to all of this, surrounded by a highly experienced team, Michael runs probably the best residential recruitment desk in the UK. Great work Michael and looking forward to bigger things ahead." - Grant Kaveney, Founding Director🗯
Congratulations Michael and thank you for all your hard work! 🙏😎

We recruit for both interim and permanent opportunities🌟 Recruiting across the property market, many of our clients require both short and long term interim professionals in addition to permanent workforce 🙌🏻🤗 If you are looking for your next assignment or know someone else that is, get in touch! 🤙🏻🤙🏻

Well done Lee Riley, very kind words from your happy candidate! ☺️😎 The residential team recruits into residential estate agency, sales, lettings, new homes and development opportunities🏠 Following a tremendous week, they are working on several new and very exciting positions for you or someone you know to get their hands on! 🤓🤞🏻Get in touch with the team today 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #recruiting #recruitment #service #candidatecare #aboveandbeyond #quoteoftheday #inspirationalquotes #careers #newjob #findajob #propertyjobs #realestate #estateagency #sales #lettings #propertycareers #london #manchester #hiring #werehiring #referafriend #whodoyouknow

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