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.

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.

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.

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.

Recruitment Consultant
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 is working in our office team recruiting 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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Have you met our General Practice and Technical team? They recruit into both the public and private sectors seeking Surveyors, Estate Managers, Project Managers, Inspectors - you name it! 👷🏾‍♂️👨🏻‍💻👨🏼‍🏭👷🏽‍♀️ Get in touch with Grant, Luke or Yohann today! #hiring #recruitment #recruiting #technical #commercial #generalpractice #surveying #projectmanagement #newjob #career #propertyjobs #getintouch #followus #propertyrecruiting

All aboard!! 👨🏽‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️ As it was Grants birthday too, after lunch club we decided to enjoy a drink with a difference... we went to @cahootslondon and were invited back to 1942 with ration boxes and Vera Lynn inspired cocktails 🚂 Travelling back in time, it made us all a little nostalgic! 💫 We are property recruiters, get in touch if we can help you in your job search or hiring strategy! #teamdrinks #workdo #mondaymotivation #lunchclub #birthdayboy #cahoots #1942 #WWII #history #nostalgia #veralynn #rations #wartime #warhistory #travelbackintime #timetravel #allaboard #underground #bunker #oldstation

Happy New Year from the 2019 top billing team! 🎉🥇 Today we’re celebrating the success stories in November and December but we’re also pledging our bets around the 2019 top performers. Who will be dining every month? Let’s see! 👀 We are property recruiters, get in touch if we can help you ! 🤙🏻😝 #lunchclub #topbillers #winning #topperformers #success #recruiting #recruitment #newyear #followus #peruvian #senorceviche

We're celebrating our first week back with another stellar review for Rose Lock in our property management team! 👑 Some seriously first class work has been demonstrated here and it's so lovely to hear such strong feedback from the candidate ☺️😍😇 Our property management team is currently representing a number of Property Management roles, Block Management opportunities, Team Leader positions, Renewals, Tenancy Support & Administration jobs! Get in touch with Rose today! 🤙🏻🤙🏻 #aboveandbeyond #testimony #quoteoftheday #inspirationalquotes #customerservice #service #propertymanagement #propertyjobs #property #realestate #residential #london #newyearnewyou #newjob #getintouch #followus

Happy birthday Grant!! 🎉🎈And what a day for it! Its FriYAY 🙌🏻 and we’ve already had cake before 10am! 🤪 Later on today, we’re heading out for our Top Billers Lunch too in Soho! 🥩 Keep an eye out on our stories! 👀 Were looking forward to kickstarting the weekend birthday celebrations with the boss man!! 👊🏻🍻 #birthdayboy #happybirthday #itsyourbirthday #partylikeitsyourbirthday #workbirthday #cake #welovecake #friyay #recruiterlife #bestboss #boss #director #propertyjobs #recruiting #hiring #followus #realestate

Have you met our residential estate agency and new homes team? Recruiting across the London residential property market into Sales, Lettings, New Homes, Management and Valuations, these guys are already off to a fantastic start with a huge amount of newly instructed jobs already! 💪🏻 Get in touch with us today if you want to work with GKR London Property Recruitment I Your Property Recruitment Specialist. 🤙🏻🏠 #realestate #newhomes #residential #property #london #propertyjobs #jobsinlondon #sales #estateagent #developer #lettings #management #newjob #hiring #careers #recruiting #followus

Welcome back everyone! It’s the first full week back for most this week and we’re kicking it off with some teamwork! 😃 We’re getting everyone in the team together to talk through 2018, our successes and what lessons we learnt that will help us prepare for an even stronger 2019. What are YOU doing? 👀 We’re also off at lunchtime on Friday for our December Top Biller Lunch Club – well done everybody who reached target! 💪🏻 If you are looking for a new job or new hire in the property sector, or perhaps even know someone else that is, we would love to hear from you. 🤙🏻 #recruiting #propertyjobs #followus #recruitment #newyearnewyou #realestate #property #hiring #2019 #happynewyear #careers #newjob #findanewjob #callus

Happy Birthday Conor! 🎈We know it’s tomorrow but we couldn’t resist tempting some of the team to break their new years resolutions and indulge in CAKE 🙈 After all, it’s FriYAY 🙌🏻🤩🤤🍰 #happybirthday #birthdayboy #hb #workbirthday #cake #welovecake #newyear #partytime #celebrate #itsyourbirthday #partylikeitsyourbirthday #recruitment #recruiting #followus #hiring #workforus #getintouch