What a difference a year makes….

The headline on the front page of the Evening Standard earlier this week (January 20th) was, “Housing Market is back with a Bang” and behind the scenes at GKR London this has been felt with full effect.

We are only a few weeks in; however, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing as the turn of the year has marked the busiest start that I can remember with some of the biggest names in property looking to add to their teams across London. There has also been a concerted focus to reinforce Prime Central London Residential offices as there has been a renewed optimism with a planned return of buyers and oversea investors to London’s most expensive postcodes.

With so much information available to us nowadays and I’m confident that many of us love a stat, but all the above can be broken down as seen by a recent article by Rightmove:

  • There has been a 2.3% (+£6,785) monthly surge in the average price of property coming to market.
  • Nearly 65,000 properties were marketed between the 8th December and the 11th January, so most of them came to market after the 12th December election.
  • In the period from 13th December to 15th January, immediately after the election, enquiries to estate agents were up by 15% compared to the same period a year ago.
  • This then led to a 7.4% increase in the number of sales agreed over the same period.

What does all this mean??

In my opinion, there hasn’t been a better time to be considering your next step / your options, or your career move within the Residential sector and to be part of this wave of activity.

The renewed positivity in the market follows a record-breaking year in 2019 for the Residential team at GKR London. We worked successfully with existing clients on a strategical level where we continued to improve their core divisions. New clients across the agency and developer world saw how effective we can be across all of their front and back office functions.

Within a hugely diverse market, last year demonstrated how nimble and effective GKR London is within the Residential market and arguably identifying key talent far quicker than our competitors. We pride ourselves on utilising our market experience, ultimately providing candidates an unrivalled service about career development and growth within the property sector.

I can only foresee another positive year where GKR reinforces our position in the market as the market leader. We are presently working on close to 200 roles across London, supporting a diverse range of agencies & developers across the London market from graduate level all the way up to MD/Partner level.

For your confidential conversation, or for more insight on the above about your next move, please get in touch with us on – 0207 048 3304 or email on – michael@Gkrlondon.com. 

Written by Michael Woda, Director of Residential at GKR London Property Recruitment.
Tel: 0207 048 3304 
Email: jobs@gkrlondon.com 
Web: www.gkrlondon.com