Associate Director, Building Consultancy
of roles filled within 5 weeks of instruction.
retention rate over a 24 month period.
of our clients work exclusively with us.
The Commercial desk at GKR was born in 2015 as an extension to our residential division. It didn't take long before the commercial team made a lasting impression with many of our clients throughout the UK including London, the Home Counties, Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham. We are now proud to be working with at least 75% of our clients on an exclusive basis providing permanent and contract services to leading property and construction consultancies in the Private Sector including developers, banks, funds as well as the public sector.
Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, General Practice, Development, Project Management, Office Leasing, Acquisitions and Disposals working with Consultancies, Client-side, Contractors and Public Sector organisations on temporary and permanent projects.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bradley at GKR has found me the perfect role in a fantastic company while making the whole process surprisingly easy. I have no doubt that I have made the right decision, and I’m very thankful to have been introduced to the opportunity by Bradley.
From point of initial contact he has been all over the procedure very efficiently and professionally, keeping in contact regularly and most important of all getting me into the best suited role possible.
What was daunting prospect of moving up to London and a job change has been made and exciting time, as well as providing me a fantastic opportunity.
I would highly recommend Bradley and his team to anyone looking for their next job or a new employee.
I was referred to Rose at GKR by an interviewer who worked for a Mews property specialist company. Rose was an absolute delight to work with. She was professional, proactive, supportive and got me my first job in London within a WEEK of working with one another. She went the extra mile and gave me valuable interview advice and kept me in the loop regarding feedback from the companies I Interviewed at. It reached the stage that Rose even calculated how long my journey to the offices would take, so that I could focus on my preparation and have a stress free job hunting experience. I’ve never come across a more authentic, professional and hard working recruiter before. Rose deserves all the success that comes her way and I’d definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new role.
Michael was nothing short of incredible in helping me secure a new role. He was proactive, responsive, supportive and has provided great advice throughout the whole process, from putting me forward for a great opportunity right through to the end of my 3 month probation period. Michael always went the extra mile and has made transitioning jobs stress free and enjoyable. Can’t recommend GKR recruitment enough.
Roger Hawthorn deserves way more than just 5 stars. He's a recruiter that truly cares about you and goes above and beyond to help you secure your next role. I've had nothing but amazing service from GKR and would definitely recommend working with GKR to land your next role!
Thank you Rose & Brad! They really went above and beyond. They are both exceptional at what they do. I worked more so with Rose who helped me get the right role so quickly. She gave me so much of her time, advising me and helping me explore my options, and ultimately secure the wonderful role I am in now. She is very professional, supportive and knowledgeable and to top it off shes a lovely person too! It is so appreciated and I can’t recommend GKR enough.
I had an exceptional experience with GKR London, Jason Ross in particular made the usually stressful process of looking for a new role, seamless, professional and quick! He found a placement for me within 1 week and a half and has continued to touch base and offer support in my new role. Would definitely recommend and can’t thank Jason enough for all of his efforts!!
I'm very happy to say that my experience with GKR, Roger Hawthorn was brilliant! He helped me in securing a role which I am so very thankful for. Roger is extremely approachable, efficient and was attentive throughout the entire process. I have no hesitation in recommending Roger, very good at what he does. First class service. Thanks again, Roger! :)
It's an absolute pleasure to get to know Rose since 2018, I can't thank her enough for the effort she made for me. She takes her responsibilities very serious and she will take an extra mile to work with you, her advices have helped me so much. She answered all my queries every time I messaged her, even if it was out of office hours she always replied politely and showed empathy during my stressful time, she helped me get my dream job and I am super happy, here is my first cup of coffee at work
My experience with GKR was excellent! Olivia Davis is an outstanding recruiter and I love her approach. She was interested in getting to know me whilst getting to know what is important for my career and next company. Her weekly follow ups went above my expectations which greatly alleviated my stress with the job hunt. She understands and cares about what my concerns were so I didn't feel like just another candidate. Thanks for placing me in my new role! I would highly recommend GKR for anyone in the properties industry for their next career move.
From start to finish my experience with GKR has been amazing. From my very first conversation with Rose Lock, I was instantly put at ease having not looked at changing roles in 11 years.
Rose supported me throughout my journey, making me feel prepared, supported and confident. She is a mentor providing knowledge but is personable and really listens and genuinely cares. Rose is exceptional at her job and a delight to deal with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I am now looking forward to starting my amazing new role and its all thanks to Rose!
I had an exceptional experience with GKR and their recruiter Olivia Davis. She demonstrated a genuine interest in getting to know me and understanding my career goals and priorities. Her personalized approach and frequent updates kept me informed and eased my stress during the job search. Olivia truly cares about her candidates and it shows in her effort to find the right fit. I'm thrilled to have been placed in my ideal role thanks to GKR, and would highly recommend their services to anyone in the properties industry seeking their next career move.
I had the pleasure of being recruited for my current position by Peter Wallis. The entire process went smoothly and quickly. Contact with Peter was great. I felt supported throughout the recruitment process and received all the necessary information. He was very motivating and reachable at any time, I felt like I was seen as a person. I couldn’t recommend to work with Peter and GKR more. Thank you so much!
I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of working with Bradley Hellier who is by far the best recruiter I've ever dealt with (and there has been a few over the years). He was a thorough professional since our first conversation right up to starting my new role, I always felt like he was going above and beyond for me. Bradley has remained in touch throughout my placement and is always on hand to take your call should you need him. Would have no hesitation in recommending Bradley and GKR to anyone looking for a property role in London they are the gold standard!
There are very few professionals in this industry who bring competence to the table with a mix of a very positive attitude and an extremely friendly demeanour.
Lauren Moon is certainly one of them! She is very organized, rational and has an extremely efficient follow-up system. From last-minute pointers to good-luck emails, Lauren remained active throughout my entire recruitment process.
Highly recommended for any future collaboration! Thank you GKR and Lauren
I had an exceptional experience with GKR.
Huge thank you to Michael Cartmill, constant communication, great advice and knew exactly what I was looking for. Also I would like to thank Grant for his help too. On the whole I felt very relaxed, the entire process was extremely professional but friendly at the same time. Highly recommend these guys!
I had the pleasure of working with Lee recently on my next career move. Lee was really great to work with, not only was he always in contact, he really listened to what I wanted and needed from a new role, and advised me on what opportunities would work best for me. He was supportive throughout the process, with encouraging calls before interviews and sharing his wealth of knowledge to give me the best chance. Lee goes above and beyond his role and lends support even after I landed my dream job. I can't recommend him enough.
I’ve previously used recruitment companies that I thought were amazing, until Emma Lyall at GKR London went and raised that bar. She has been phenomenal! From my initial conversation with Emma I knew she knew her stuff and she’s been consistent throughout every step. Within less than 1 month of dealing with Emma, she has landed me my dream job with a company I know I’m going to love! Thank you thank you thank you, Emma you’re amazing!
GKR London has been a great company to work with. I worked with Rose who was ABSOLUTELY amazing, great help with prepping for the interviews, and very supportive. It was such a pleasure to work with her and I got the job the first time around!. Couldn't have done it without her help.
GKR is a tremendous recruitment agency for the Real Estate Sector.
Emma Lyall was friendly, professional and inspiring throughout the process.
I was pleased with the transparency and integrity she showed.
I will be recommending GKR to property professionals in the future.
First class experience with Bradley. I had been in touch with a few recruiters but Bradley was by far the best. Listened to what I was looking for and got me a placement for the exact company I wanted. He was never pushy and I felt like he genuinely wanted to help, it was like talking with a friend. At points I was indecisive and Bradley assertiveness helped me to make the right decision. He provided great advice and followed up to make sure everything was okay. Thanks again Bradley and I will be recommending him to anyone I know who is looking for a job.
From start to finish my experience with GKR, especially with Rose Lock, has been nothing short of exceptional.
For someone young and still making his way through the industry, Rose was able to draw from experience to provide expert knowledge on my situation every step of the way. Her attention to detail and passion to deliver results really showed and provided alot of re-assurance.
It’s been nearly a month since I’ve started my new job and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Thank you Rose!
Had the pleasure of working with Olivia Davison who is absolutely amazing! Upon arriving in London I was recommended to get in touch with Olivia when seeking full time work in the Architecture industry here. She is extremely helpful and welcoming and felt she was very attentive to what I was looking for in a new role. She has a thorough understanding of the architectural employment landscape, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Industry here, giving trusted advice and support where and when needed! She very quickly placed me into a role which I'm very excited about and thankful for! Will definitely be recommending her to others within the Industry.
I was recruited by Rose Lock and had an amazing experience. Rose found me a job within two weeks and her communication and support was outstanding. Being new to the Property industry, I did not have a vast amount of experience, but with her honesty and passion to help me succeed, I have found a job which is exactly what I was looking for and I am very keen to start. If you are looking to find employment within the Property sector, I would highly recommend GKR, and more specifically, Rose.
Huge thank you to Olivia Davis for her dedication and being, by far the most supportive recruiter I have ever worked with.
Great communication, being reachable at any time and excellent advice made this stressful process much easier.
She went above and beyond, making sure I was comfortable and prepared before my interviews, as well as frequently checking in with updates afterwards.
I'm thrilled to share my wonderful experience with Lauren Moon. She played a key role in helping me secure a property manager position in less than a week! Lauren's guidance and support were exceptional, showing her professionalism and expertise from the beginning. She made sure I was well-prepared and confident during interviews. I'm also grateful to Rose, who collaborated closely with Lauren and made the whole process smooth and enjoyable.
I had the pleasure of working with Michael as my recruiter and it was the quickest process ever! He was always keeping me updated and I never had a process like this in my life. Not only that, but he also kept me very motivated and positive throughout the entire process. Thanks to Michael, I received my first full-time job ever! I would definitely recommend him to anyone, because he was so stress-free and had everything in control for me.
My experience with GKR was great,
Rose Lock was an amazing at helping me find my new career. She provided plenty of help and preparation for all my interviews and Im starting my new role soon after getting the job! Would highly recommend!
Bradley has been great! Gave him a fairly tough criteria and he still managed to reach my expectations. He honestly goes above and beyond from start to finish. To even touching base during his annual leave and accommodating when I was in a different time zone. He has been a great support even after starting my new role. Will always recommend him! Thank you Bradley
I worked with Bradley from GKR and he went above and beyond in every way. He not only managed to get me a job within my first week of moving but he got me exactly the job I wanted in exactly the office I wanted. Thanks to Bradley my London property career is off to a flying start, I cannot recommend him and GKR highly enough. 11/10
I had the privilege of working with Olivia Davis, and I can't praise her enough for her exceptional support during my job search. Olivia went above and beyond to help me find the perfect opportunity, and her dedication was truly outstanding. She provided invaluable guidance and advice, and her enthusiasm was contagious. Olivia, you are a fantastic recruiter. I'm deeply grateful for your assistance and look forward to crossing paths again in the future. Wishing you continued success!
I first met Rose on a cloudy British day five years ago. In just 24 hours, she had secured me a job where I remained for almost 5 years. This position offered immense opportunities for personal and professional growth. When I recently decided it was time for a change, I instinctively turned to Rose, knowing she'd be instrumental in guiding my next career move. After sharing my aspirations, Rose's exceptional professionalism shone through. She didn't just meet my expectations; she surpassed them.To be candid, Rose's approach to recruitment is unparalleled. Her genuine honesty and dedication instill a confidence that you are in the best hands. Every pivotal moment in my career has had Rose's guidance, and I owe her a debt of gratitude. Where I stand today in my career is, to a significant extent, thanks to her.
I had the pleasure of working with Rose Lock recently and she has been an absolute credit to GKR, she has been proactive and responsive throughout the process and her openness and transparency has been refreshing. She placed me within a week and held my hand every step of the way. I honestly can’t thank you enough Rose you are a true star!