Clients

"Our recruitment briefs have always been followed to the letter by GKR.”

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of our team have worked in the property sector themselves.

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placement retention rate over a 24 month period.

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of all business opportunities are referred to us through our trusted network.

Who we represent

GKR provides bespoke services to a diverse range of employers across the real estate sector globally. With many of our team members being former property professionals, we are uniquely positioned to offer an all-encompassing recruiting service for any hiring needs across business divisions.

We work closely with our clients to manage a seamless and cohesive recruitment process, vetting candidates thoroughly and enhancing the shortlisting stages. Additionally, GKR can provide market insight reports and premium advertising packages to support niche requirements and effectively manage employer branding strategies. 

Our specialist consultants are incredibly knowledgeable, well-connected, and have access to the very best resources to reach the widest talent pools to support your growth objectives.  

Our Services

  • Permanent Staffing Solutions:

    We excel at securing top talent aligned with your company culture. Our adept team uses innovative recruitment strategies, drawing on industry insights to deliver candidates exceeding expectations. Rely on us to forge a workforce crucial to your company's lasting success.

  • Temporary Outsourcing Needs:

    Whether facing seasonal peaks or special projects, we offer flexible staffing solutions. Our agile approach ensures swift deployment of skilled professionals, integrating seamlessly into your team for immediate impact. Stay ahead with our on-demand workforce, navigating workload fluctuations without compromising quality.

  • Market Intelligence Reports:

    In a rapidly changing market, staying informed is paramount. Our experienced team use data to provide comprehensive market intelligence — from industry trends to competitor analysis. Equip yourself with the knowledge for informed decisions. Turn uncertainty into strategic advantage with our Market Intelligence Solutions.

  • Exclusive Recruitment Provider:

    As your dedicated recruitment partner, we ensure priority access to a curated pool of candidates. Experience a bespoke hiring process that aligns precisely with your requirements, fostering a seamless and efficient recruitment journey. Partner with us exclusively for recruitment excellence.

  • Retained Business Partnership:

    Enjoy exclusive access to our expertise and resources, creating a tailored strategy for sustained success. Benefit from priority service, personalised solutions, and a dedicated team committed to understanding and advancing your unique goals.

Why partner with GKR?

To be a successful recruiter, you need to know your market inside and out. With almost two thirds of our workforce coming from the property industry, we have a huge amount of knowledge between us as well as first-hand experience working for many of our clients. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to provide up to date and useful information to both our candidates and clients alike.

We set ourselves incredibly high standards ensuring that throughout any recruitment process we are thorough, consistent and accessible. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, as is a reciprocated level of commitment from both candidates and clients. One of the most important steps when representing any new candidate or client is meeting them and understanding the bigger picture around the brief, the brand, the person etc.

Honesty is of course best policy. We will always look to offer honest and constructive advice around your hiring strategy and your competitive positioning. It is very important to us that we give an accurate and honest reflection of any business that we represent, and we will work our hardest to ensure the candidate is well-prepared and well suited to you and your team upon arrival for interview.

With an extensive database of highly desirable candidates, we can find the right candidate for your next hire from our network of international candidates. Whatever your needs, we'll find you the right resource that you'll be proud of to represent and be part of your business.

 

We specialise in five key sectors:

  • Commercial

    Providing permanent and contract services to leading property and construction consultancies in the Private & Public Sectors representing Project Managers, Surveyors, Development and Asset Managers.

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  • Residential

    With both experienced consultants and ex-property professionals in one team, the Residential team truly are market experts in Agency Sales, Lettings, New Homes & Developments.

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  • 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.

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  • Built Environment

    The team have worked hard to develop long standing relationships working with architectural & interior design consultancies, property developers and project leads, our team deliver both permanent and professional interim/contract solutions.

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  • 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.

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View our Case Studies


We have collated a broad variety of case studies to showcase some of the success stories from across the business. Our talented team has successfully represented exclusive business partnerships to support the delivery of market experts and entry-level professionals.

GKR is very proud of the impact we've had across the real estate talent landscape to date, and we remain focussed on our mission to change the perception of property recruiters internationally!

Case Studies

Our Clients

Common Questions

Our candidate shortlisting strategy involves a multi-faceted approach. We leverage our extensive professional network, utilize targeted job board postings, and employ social media channels to reach potential candidates. Additionally, we may use targeted approaches to attract qualified individuals who may not be actively seeking new opportunities.

We employ a rigorous vetting process to ensure the credibility of candidates. This includes thorough interview processes with the GKR team, background and reference checks, verification of qualifications and professional experience, and, in some cases, skill assessments. Our goal is to present clients with candidates who not only meet the job requirements but also align with their company culture and values.

We offer after-care support to ensure a smooth transition for both the candidate and the client. This may include regular check-ins with both parties to address any issues that may arise during the initial period of employment. Our goal is to facilitate effective communication and address any concerns promptly, fostering a successful long-term placement.

Confidentiality is paramount in our operations. We have strict policies and procedures in place to safeguard both client and candidate information. Our team is trained to handle data securely, and we only share information with relevant parties involved in the recruitment process. We respect the confidentiality of our clients' business details and ensure that candidates' personal information is treated with the utmost care and privacy.

Our fee structure is transparent, and the candidate acquisition fee is the primary cost associated with our services. Additionally, we can provide supplementary services such as market mapping exercises, branded marketing campaigns, or data trend reporting, to tailor to bespoke needs and support our client's talent acquisition strategies both short and long-term. 

GKR is fantastic at taking the hassle out of recruiting. They listen to what you’re looking for and only put forward candidates who fit the profile. All candidates come well briefed on the role, and with realistic expectations which is crucial.

Berkeley Group

GKR has filled a number of key positions across our offices in both direct sales and lettings support roles and continues to do so. Grant has an in-depth knowledge of the property industry and has taken the trouble to gain a full understanding of how we service the sector and the unique qualities that our staff are required to possess. As a result, GKR thoroughly screened all candidates for us and they have the highest interview-to-offer ratio of any of our retained agents.”

Carter Jonas

GKR always provides candidates who are well-briefed, polished and a good fit for Knight Frank. They provide a consistent level of service and make a great effort to ensure they have all the relevant information to deliver results within the specified time frame. Overall, I would recommend GKR for their professional and high-quality service.

Knight Frank

Over the years, GKR has been an invaluable asset in providing the highest quality of candidates for potential employment roles in the property industry. The briefs have always been followed to the letter and every experience has been coordinated with the uttermost professionalism. In all, I cannot recommend GKR highly enough.

Hamptons International

Meet the team!

Michael  Cartmill Michael  Cartmill
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joined October 2022

Michael Cartmill

An extensive, modern property recently refurbished and offering fantastic views.

Michael has joined our Residential Estate Agency, New Homes & Development team as a Senior Recruitment Consultant. Having relocated to London from his hometown in Belfast, Michael worked as a Personal Banker before moving into Recruitment and bringing three years of experience with him. Outside of the office, Michael is a big football fan, an avid Liverpool supporter, and a Chess enthusiast. 

Olivia Davis Olivia Davis
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Joined October 2022

Olivia Davis

Cozy bungalow with a newly remodeled extension offering stunning views.

Olivia joined GKR London in 2022 coming all the way from New Zealand; she brought with her almost five years of internal recruitment experience across varying sectors, including the Built Environment. Joining our Architecture & Design division, Olivia will be recruiting across Interior Architecture & Design. When she's not at her desk, she's most likely found competing on the netball court, or trying new foods with friends! 

Anu Deb Anu Deb
Director
Joined November 2014

Anu Deb

Tastefully designed with sophisticated interior features.

Anu joined GKR in 2014 with an ambition to help expand the office support division of GKR; coming from property herself Anu grasped the market quickly and now works with all of London’s biggest and most successful property brands. With a family history in catering, it’s no wonder Anu is quite the chef herself. 

Bradley Hellier Bradley Hellier
Principal Consultant
Joined October 2021

Bradley Hellier

Modern and spacious open-plan apartment with incredible character.

Bradley joined GKR with some great first-hand experience within the residential real estate sector having worked for Marsh & Parsons previously. With such a thorough understanding of the industry and the roles he is now recruiting for, he is excellently positioned to offer consultative career guidance and support. With family in Devon, Bradley thoroughly enjoys the outdoors and regularly visits home to help out on the family farm! 

James Isaac James Isaac
Recruitment Consultant
Joined September 2023

James Isaac

Rooted within local history, offering impressive views and luxury furnishings. 

James joined our residential team with combined first-hand experience within residential lettings since 2018, and talent expertise recruiting for a renowned property consultancy internally, utilising the knowledge he'd developed leading his own teams to success. As an avid sports fan and gaming enthusiast, James is a competitive team player with an appreciation for comedy television and spending quality time with his family. 

Grant Kaveney Grant Kaveney
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!

Rose Lock Rose Lock
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2018

Rose Lock

Offering extremely quick connections and an exceptional energy rating.

Rose joined GKR in 2018 having worked in property in both the UK and Spain over the last 20 years; her tenacious attitude has driven fantastic results quickly in the property management space. An OG vegetarian with the wildest office-snack combinations you will ever have heard of. 

Emma  Lyall Emma  Lyall
Recruitment Consultant
Joined May 2023

Emma Lyall

Featuring a french balcony, this bright and characterful apartment has real charm.

Emma has joined our Residential Estate Agency, New Homes & Development team as Recruitment Consultant having worked in the residential sales industry in London herself for the last nine years. Emma progressed to become a Sales Manager, successfully running teams in prime markets before taking the plunge into residential recruitment with GKR! When she is not recruiting, Emma is most likely at the gym, on the bike or collecting music vinyl's. 

Lee  Riley Lee  Riley
Senior Director
Joined October 2016

Lee Riley

A perfect example of period property with luxuriously fitted carpets.

Lee has worked in residential recruitment since late 2015 after working in the property sector for almost seven years himself. Whilst our entire team’s food bin/hoover, he’s a self-declared Asian food addict. Historically pooch obsessed; now with a fur baby of his own, he’s got the situation under control.

Molly Shoesmith Molly Shoesmith
Operations Manager
Joined November 2014

Molly Shoesmith

Completely restored within, meeting the new with the old.  

Molly joined GKR in 2014 and was instrumental in developing the property management desk. Working with a wide variety of London's most well-recognized brands, her knowledge of the industry is second-to-none. In mid-2017, Molly became responsible for our internal training, social media and hiring needs. Now based from Amsterdam, we’re never disappointed with the sweet treats she brings back with her! 

Emma  Smith Emma  Smith
Recruitment Consultant
Joined March 2022

Emma Smith

Boasting beautifully presented interiors and an enviable location. 

Emma has joined our office support division sourcing support superheroes across the property market; with a background working in customer service, followed by a successful stint in residential sales, she is really well equipped to get up and running quickly! 

Peter Wallis Peter Wallis
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Joined February 2019

Peter Wallis

Impressive views across London following an upper-floor extension.

Peter joined our office support team in 2019, taking on the responsibility and growth of all marketing roles. When not chasing recruitment fees, he’s most likely chasing gains. Who knew avocado went with every single meal?!

Michael Woda Michael Woda
Partner, Head of Residential
Joined July 2014

Michael Woda

Distinctive features throughout and striking white render.

Michael joined GKR as one of our first key hires in 2014 bringing with him eight years’ experience in property, now responsible for a team of six. If not in the office hoping for a whole in one, you’ll likely find him on the course – aye! Not to mention Brick Lane, devouring the Indian delicacies.


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