Real Estate Finance & Investment

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

Associate Director, Building Consultancy

Introducing the Real Estate Finance and Investment team

GKR’s Finance and Investment Division is comprised of a specialist team placing individuals across development, investment, funds and advisory across the UK and Europe. With over 12 years’ experience within real estate finance recruitment and other property related sectors Grant Kaveney & Sam Pemberton-Hill have a wealth of knowledge to enable us in supporting our client’s talent requirements and candidates job search.

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Finance & Accountancy

A staple of the division, the Finance and Accountancy team work to place talent across multiple areas of the sector, from CFO’s, Financial Controllers, Fund Accountants, Group Finance, FP&A and assistant accountants. We specialise in building strong teams of talent with our clients.


With a strong track record GKR is fast growing to become market leading across investment, acquisitions, fund raising, underwriting where our clients span Private Equity, Debt, Property Companies, REIT’s and Advisory from Analyst to Director/Partner level.

Meet the real estate finance and investment 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!

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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.