“Appropriate levels of interaction, taking on board feedback following candidate interviews and 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 Practise, Development, Project Management, Office Leasing, Acquisitions and Disposals working with Consultancies, Client-side, Contractors and Public Sector organisations.

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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.

  • 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.

Meet the commercial team

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
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.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined September 2018

Morgan Sparrow

A gable-fronted period home which retains charm and character with many original period features and stylish accommodation.

Morgan joined GKR in 2018 upon completion of his Real Estate degree at Oxford Brookes University. Choosing recruitment following several internships in property, Morgan hopes to really make an impact in a market that is driven by people.

Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Hugh Tomlinson

A substantial detached house which benefits from off street parking and a large detached garage at the rear of the property.

Hugh joined GKR after training as a cadet in the army, with a real willingness to learn. Having understood the technicalities of the commercial property market quickly, Hugh has been able to make an impact with his candidates.