Clients

“The briefs have always been followed to the letter.”

of our team have worked in the property sector themselves.

placement retention rate over a 24 month period.

of all business opportunities are referred to us through our trusted network.

We specialise in five key sectors

  • Commercial

    Providing permanent and contract services to leading property and construction consultancies in the Private & Public Sectors representing Project Managers, Surveyors, Development and Asset Managers.

  • Estate Agency

    With both experienced consultants and ex-property professionals in one team, the Residential team truly are market experts in Agency Sales, Lettings, New Homes & Developments.

  • 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.

Our Clients

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.

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 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. 

Why our clients use us

To be a successful recruiter, you need to know your market inside and out. With almost two thirds of our workforce coming from the property industry, we have a huge amount of knowledge between us as well as first-hand experience working for many of our clients. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to provide up to date and useful information to both our candidates and clients alike.

We set ourselves incredibly high standards ensuring that throughout any recruitment process we are thorough, consistent and accessible. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, as is a reciprocated level of commitment from both candidates and clients. One of the most important steps when representing any new candidate or client is meeting them and understanding the bigger picture around the brief, the brand, the person etc.

Honesty is of course best policy. We will always look to offer honest and constructive advice around your hiring strategy and your competitive positioning. It is very important to us that we give an accurate and honest reflection of any business that we represent, and we will work our hardest to ensure the candidate is well-prepared and well suited to you and your team upon arrival for interview.


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