Architecture, Design & Built Environment

"The Built Environment is going through one of the biggest changes globally and our clients require a deep, specialist knowledge to find them the best talent"

Michael Beeken, Founder of Beeken Reeves

placement rate from jobs we are instructed on

of our candidates are referred to us exclusively

of our clients have worked with us on multiple occasions

Introducing the Architecture, Design and Built Environment team

After six years of working in their respective businesses within the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio, GKR founder Grant Kaveney and Beeken Reeves founder Michael Beeken struck up a firm friendship collaborating on a number of roles and saw an opportunity to provide a greater service to the market. Over the last 12 months GKR have expanded into Europe and the Middle East and by joining forces with Beeken Reeves will only continue to drive this forward becoming a truly global brand.

The Built Environment is going through one of the biggest changes globally and our clients require a deep, specialist knowledge to find them the best talent. One business with one shared goal, be the most effective talent partner in the Property & Built Environment globally. We can’t wait to integrate with the new team and expand our service in the Property sector.

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Working with several architectural & interior design consultancies, property developers, and project leads, our team delivers both permanent and professional interim/contract solutions.
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Meet the Architecture & Design team

Grant Kaveney
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!

Michael Beeken
Director (Architecture & Design)
Joined September 2021

Michael Beeken

A charming and charismatic quintessentially English cottage.

Mike has worked in recruitment for the best part of his professional career. After graduating from University of Leeds, he progressed to the Head of Commercial Development at SRP, where he was responsible for the executive search division. He has partnered with GKR to build on the success we've experienced in recent years. 

Olivia Davis
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joined October 2022

Olivia Davis

Cozy bungalow with a newly remodeled extension offering stunning views.

Olivia joined GKR London in 2022 coming all the way from New Zealand; she brought with her almost five years of internal recruitment experience across varying sectors, including the Built Environment. Joining our Architecture & Design division, Olivia will be recruiting across Interior Architecture & Design. When she's not at her desk, she's most likely found competing on the netball court, or trying new foods with friends! 

Find out more about Beeken Reeves

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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 with practices ranging in size, niche and specialism throughout the design and build industry delivering both permanent and professional interim/contract solutions.

  • Finance & Investment

    Our finance division is comprised of a specialist team placing individuals across development, investment, funds and advisory across the UK and Europe. Our clients span Finance & Accountancy, Private Equity, Debt, Property Companies, REIT’s and Advisory from Analyst to Director/Partner level.