Last month the team got together to recognise the successes we had in 2019, to celebrate the influx of positivity across the property sector this year and to thank and congratulate a few key individuals in the team whom have worked incredibly hard to help to shape the existence of GKR today. These individuals are a part of the GKR framework; they continue to lead from the front, are consistent and have proven they can be both trusted and relied upon. We are extremely proud that they represent our future and would like to share the exciting news of their promotions in our management team.
Congratulations Anu Deb, stepping up from Associate to Associate Director, responsible for our business services and office support team. Anu joined GKR London in November 2014 from the property sector and quickly got to grips with the meticulous and varied demands of the property support industry; last year proved particularly fruitful as the team achieved a new record! Placing administrators, team assistants, PA’s/EA’s, Head of Departments, marketers, customer service support etc. - Anu has paved an excellent reputation in the industry with an above-average fill rate and a very valued, loyal client network. Her tenacity sets her miles apart from her competition and we know that 2020 brings with it some new and exciting challenges for her to embrace. A genuine team-player, credible market expert and never not sporting a smile, we wouldn’t change a thing about her work ethic and personability! Thank you Anu.
Congratulations Lee Riley, now Director within our residential team. Lee achieved a new personal best in 2019 and took first place on our internal leader board as ‘Best Biller’. Making the move from the residential sector from two of the biggest market leaders to work in recruitment with GKR in 2015 proved vastly successful very quickly for Lee whilst always having one eye on his next goal or achievement. Having made the most of his years in property and since reconnecting with several ex-colleagues and co-workers, it’s no surprise that Lee has positioned himself as a talent partner, advisor, general informant and above much of his competition. Now mentoring those around him, offering guidance and support to both new hires and existing team members, 2020 will be a massive year for him personally. Well done Lee Riley, very well deserved.
A huge congratulations to Michael Woda, currently Director of our Residential team, who has been promoted to Partner. Michael has led and inspired an incredibly effective team of residential recruitment consultants for the last three years whilst managing a consistently healthy pipeline and rarely missing a personal target. The last year has proven testing for the industry but Michael and his team have worked incredibly well to meet their pledges and instil positivity; needless to say the new year has already got off to a flying start and the team are excellently positioned to reap the rewards of a newly refreshed, competitive and fast paced marketplace. As GKR’s first key hire in 2015 starting as a consultant, Michael has been a vital part of the company’s growth and success and his level of commitment to his team and GKR’s mission has remained unchanged. Thank you, Michael, for all your efforts.
The GKR team has had a brilliant start to the new year so far; we’ve recorded the highest number of new instructions in the first month of 2020 than any other previous years. We’ve moved offices into a vibrant, new serviced office space offering new perks including an onsite gym, café, bar, break out areas and a meditation room. And we won “Best Contribution to Employer Brand” at the RE Excellence awards! We currently have two immediate experienced requirements in our property management and commercial teams; if you are interested in joining our team and tackling the property recruitment market please contact Molly Shoesmith, Operations Manager to discuss your application!