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.

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.

With an extensive database of highly desirable candidates, we can find the right candidate for your next hire either in the UK or from our wider network of international candidates. Whatever your needs, we'll find you the right resource that you'll be proud of to represent and be part of your business. 

 

Our Clients

Meet the team!

Founding Director
Joined July 2010

Grant Kaveney

Boasting an enviable position and state-of-the-art outdoor braai.  

In 2010, it was the right time for Grant embark on his own adventure after helping scale a recruitment business from South Africa. Biltong is almost always the answer; he makes his very own for the team and it's not to be missed! An avid fisherman, Liverpool supporter, proud South-African and strangely capable beatboxer - watch out Ed Sheeran!

Partner, Head of Residential
Joined July 2014

Michael Woda

Distinctive features throughout and striking white render.

Michael joined GKR as one of our first key hires in 2014 bringing with him eight years’ experience in property, now responsible for a team of six. If not in the office hoping for a whole in one, you’ll likely find him on the course – aye! Not to mention Brick Lane, devouring the Indian delicacies.

Director
Joined October 2016

Lee Riley

A perfect example of period property with luxuriously fitted carpets.

Lee has worked in residential recruitment since late 2015 after working in the property sector for almost seven years himself. Whilst our entire team’s food bin/hoover, he’s a self-declared Asian food addict. Historically pooch obsessed; now with a fur baby of his own, he’s got the situation under control.

Operations Manager
Joined November 2014

Molly Shoesmith

Completely restored within, meeting the new with the old.  

Molly joined GKR in 2014 and was instrumental in developing the property management desk. Working with a wide variety of London's most well-recognized brands, her knowledge of the industry is second-to-none. In mid-2017, Molly became responsible for our internal training, social media and hiring needs. Now based from Amsterdam, we’re never disappointed with the sweet treats she brings back with her! 

Head of Commercial
Joined July 2016

Luke Joy

A grand and imposing property boasting a large, luxuriously fitted kitchen.

Luke has worked in the commercial property space since 2014. Following a stint in stand-up comedy, he provides the office with endless entertainment and has a way with clients and candidates that’s infectious. He’s also a budding home-cook with very little fear of flavours, (a testament to the ‘spicy sauce’ he made the team) watch this space Heston!

Associate Director
Joined November 2014

Anu Deb

Tastefully designed with sophisticated interior features.

Anu joined GKR in 2014 with an ambition to help expand the office support division of GKR; coming from property herself Anu grasped the market quickly and now works with all of London’s biggest and most successful property brands. With a family history in catering, it’s no wonder Anu is quite the chef herself. 

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Rose Lock

Offering extremely quick connections and an exceptional energy rating.

Rose joined GKR in 2018 having worked in property in both the UK and Spain over the last 20 years; her tenacious attitude has driven fantastic results quickly in the property management space. An OG vegetarian with the wildest office-snack combinations you will ever have heard of. 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2019

Peter Wallis

Impressive views across London following an upper-floor extension.

Peter joined our office support team in 2019, taking on the responsibility and growth of all marketing roles. When not chasing recruitment fees, he’s most likely chasing gains. Who knew avocado went with every single meal?!

Senior Consultant - Property Finance
Joined May 2019

Sam Pemberton-Hill

Contemporary build with high ceilings throughout.

Sam joined GKR in May 2019 with 10 years of experience between recruitment, property, and finance. Taking charge of our investment finance and property accounting department, Sam has positioned himself excellently with some of the UK's very best. As GKR’s very own Ironman, there’s rarely time for takeaways or cocktails!

Recruitment Consultant
Joined December 2019

Conán Finnegan

An exquisite new development, full of character.

Conán joined GKR's residential team in 2019 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 tackle the property market. An aspiring Conor McGregor with a fondness for all kinds of pasta.  

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joined November 2020

Roger Hawthorn

State of the art and generously proportioned family home with a perfect sunny aspect.

Roger joined GKR in January 2021 to support the property management function. Bringing 14 years of recruitment experience with him, Roger has joined GKR London to support our clients across Manchester, Belfast & Dublin. When not scaling the heights in recruitment, Roger can be found scaling Mourne Mountains. 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2020

Sean O'Neill

Boasting period features, this modern extension oozes sophistication.

Sean joined GKR's residential team in 2020 bringing with him almost three years of first-hand agency experience in London. Sean is partial to the occasional/bi-weekly burrito and whilst he is sinking his teeth into recruitment, he is not messing around! 

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.


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