Commercial, Technical & Design

"Shaping future candidates accordingly. I will be using again.”

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.

Introducing the Commercial team

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.

Luke Joy joined GKR in 2016 and now heads up the commercial division with over four years experience recruiting within the sector. 

See our Commercial Jobs

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.

Meet the commercial 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!

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 June 2021

James Smith

A classic, spacious abode with a beautifully restored fireplace in the heart. 

James has joined our Finance team and is specialising in the hiring needs of all things Finance; Property Accountants, Assistant Accountants, Mortgage Advisors, Finance Managers, Controllers & Directors - you name it! James has over 10 years of experience in the industry; when not on the phone, James is probably managing his local football team or fishing for carp! 

Recruitment Consultant
Joined September 2021

Joel Ampah

Modern flat with striking panoramic views from the roof terrace. 

Joel joined in 2021 bringing a wealth of recruitment experience with him, most recently working within the residential and commercial construction sectors working with leading housebuilders and consultancies nationwide. Joel is excellently positioned to support GKR's portfolio of existing clients whilst growing and expanding our industry coverage and solutions. 

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.

  • 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.