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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2018

Rose Lock

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 March 2019

Oliver Nathan

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

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

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. 

Senior Consultant - Property Finance
Joined May 2019

Sam Pemberton-Hill

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. 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined December 2019

Conán Finnegan

Conán joined GKR's residential team in December following his move to the city. Originally from Ireland, Conán brings with him some experience in both sales and hospitality and a cracking attitude to kick things off in 2020!

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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Fantastic work Rose!! 🤩🙌🏻 It’s not always just about making the right matches; more often it’s about going the extra mile to make valuable introductions where opportunities both exist and where they can be created 💫 Talent will always be recognised by the right person, get in touch with our team today if you want yours to be too! ☺️🤙🏻🤙🏻 #recruitment #recruiting #realestate #aboveandbeyond #topwork #reccomended #testimonial #review #customerservice #extramile #propertyjobs #hiring #werehiring #feedback #service #london #careers #referafriend #getintouch

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Several members of the GKR family bring with them a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience from working in the property sector themselves; a great recruitment consultant is a market expert of course! 🤓😎 If you are passionate about what you do with a winning attitude, contact us to find out exactly what we can offer you 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #werehiring #joinus #workforus #joinourfamily #propertyjobs #realestate #property #estateagent #agency #newjob #findajob #propertymanagement #officesupport #expert #recruitment #recruiting #weregrowing #contactus #referafriend #london

Happy Birthday Grant!! 🥳😎 we’re celebrating early because it’s Friday and CAKE but we hope you have an awesome weekend and an even better year ahead 👊🏻🤗 Come on 2020!! Have a good one bruuuu 🍻🤪 #happybirthday #birthdayboy #bossesbirthday #bossbirthday #birthdaycake #cake #propertyjobs #realestate #recruitment #recruiterlife #celebrate #itsyourbirthday #birthday #bringit2020 #januarybirthday #hiring #recruiting #werehiring #joinus #referafriend #getintouch #workforus

How are your new years resolutions going? 🤔🙈 Adopting new habits and changes to your lifestyle can be difficult but you don't have to do it alone! We can help you refine your skills and experience and support you to find your dream job 🤗🥳 2020 marks a new decade for us all, as well as a new decade at GKR London and we are more excited than ever to do better, be better and achieve more! 💪🏻🤩 Help us help you and get in touch with our team today to kick start your job search! 😏😁 #recruiting #recruitment #recruiterlife #propertyjobs #newyear #happynewyear #hny #2020 #newdecade #realestate #propertyjobs #findajob #referafriend #newjob #london #careers #jobsearch #resolution

Happy 2020! 🥳🥂 We are back in the office today raring to go and very excited to kick the new year off with a bang! If this year is going to be your year, tackle your job search with us. 🤗😎 We are working on a huge amount of exciting opportunities across the property sector throughout London which could well be yours! 🙏 Whether you are looking to plan ahead or make a move immediately, we are recruiting for permanent and temporary roles available now and throughout the year 👍🏻 Get in touch with our team today and register your interest or refer a friend! 🤙🏻😏😁 #happynewyear #2020 #newyearnewyou #newjob #recruiting #recruitment #realestate #propertyjobs #careers #londonproperty #london #findajob #referafriend #getintouch

Happy birthday Oliver! 🥳🥳 wishing you a wonderful evening and weekend full of celebrations 🎉🤘🏻yes yes yes to CAKE! 🐷 If you are looking for a new job in residential property, Ollie is your man! 👊🏻 #recruiterlife #birthdayboy #itsyourbirthday #birthday #bday #birthdaycake #decemberbirthday #recruiting #hiring #recruitment #residential #realestate #newjob #referafriend #getintouch

We absolutely love hearing such positive feedback! ☺️🤩 Top work Anu Deb! 👏🏼 Anu works in our office support team recruiting across London and the Greater Home counties to find their office superhero's, do you know someone looking for new job? Are you interested? 🤗 Get in touch with Anu today to find out what positions she has available now! #recruitment #recruiting #recruit #aboveandbeyond #topwork #service #customerservice #review #feedback #newjob #propertyjobs #realestate #findajob #referafriend #officesupport #officejob #getintouch

What are you hoping for this Christmas?🎄🎅🏻 Are you looking for a new job? Get in touch with our team today to see what’s under our Christmas tree! Your dream job could well be wrapped up! 🎁 Get in touch today 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #Christmas #careers #christmastree #newjob #findajob #dreamjob #newyearnewyou #festive #hiring #recruiting #recruitment #recruiterlife #celebrate #referafriend #realestate #propertyjobs #property #london