GKR International

Placing real estate professionals around the globe.

Our International Partnerships

Since 2019, GKR has successfully expanded our services internationally. With early success stories across Europe & UAE, our team has worked hard to establish our presence globally, with relationships now across the EMEA, NA, and APAC regions.

GKR's mission to change the perception of recruiters across the property market remains a global objective. We are actively investing in our global recruitment process, developing our international offering further with growing talent pools ranging from trainees to experienced and executive-level professionals.

Our International Success

Dubai - Real Estate Consultant

Exclusive: GKR facilitates the expansion of Sotheby's residential team to support the development of their market presence and client base. 

Croatia - Property & Land Manager

Retained: GKR was mandated to recruit an experienced Land & Property Manager to oversea and successfully run a large private estate and team. 

Singapore - Senior Art Consultant

Retained: Representing Wilson Associates, our team successfully recruited an experienced Senior Art Consultant to support the continual delivery of a range of commercial and residential projects.

Montenegro - International Marketing Manager

Retained: GKR's marketing team was mandated to support Azmont Investments search to expand their Marketing teams with digital skillsets and international expertise. 

Texas, USA - Development Director

Retained: GKR worked closely with Omniplan to deliver a Project team to successfully manage the town-planning strategy. 

Lisbon - Digital Marketing Manager

Retained: Working closely with Athena Advisors to launch their new start up collection, GKR recruited for their Marketing and Sales team. 

Switzerland - Marketing Manager

Retained: GKR worked closely with the Senior Leadership team at Andermatt to swiftly support the delivery of talent shortlists within the desired timeframe.

Poland - Operations Manager

Exclusive: We represented Vonder Co-Living with several hires across Warsaw, Poland supporting their fast-growth global strategy.

Shanghai - Junior Designer

Exclusive: GKR has supported Ippolito Fleitz Group with hires globally, including the onboarding of a Junior Designer into their Shaghai Offices. 

Hong Kong - Business Development Manager

Exclusive: Recruiting on behalf of Henning Larsen Architects, this Business Development addition was required to continue their expansion into new markets. 

South Africa - Sales & Lettings

Exclusive: GKR has worked with Remax to recruit residential agency staff across several of their SA branches. 

South Africa - Real Estate Consultants

Exclusive: Our residential experts partnered with Sothebys to assist with the selection and onboarding of Real Estate Consultants. 

Nebraska, USA - Director of Interior Design

Retained: Working with Leo A Daly, our Built Environment specialists conducted an Executive Level Search facilitating the relocation and successful delivery of this Director hire. 

Sydney, Australia - Business Development Manager

Exclusive: GKR's support with this hire was pivotal for GSA's Sydney team as the business experienced fast growth throughout Australia. 

Canada - Director of Planning

Retained: Representing B&H Architects in Canada, our team effectively sourced and secured a seasoned Director of Planning to bolster the execution of diverse commercial and residential endeavours.

Australia, Director of Design

Exclusive: Representing Gensler in Australia, our team adeptly recruited a Director and Senior Design Strategist to enhance the strategic vision and design excellence across various projects within the region.

Chicago, USA - Design Director

Retained: Representing Pierre Yves Rochon in Chicago, our team skillfully appointed a Design Director to spearhead creative endeavours and uphold the esteemed standards of luxury design in the city's architectural landscape.

Toronto, Canada - Client Advisor

Exclusive: Representing View the Space in Toronto, our team meticulously selected a Client Advisor to provide tailored solutions and foster strong relationships, facilitating seamless integration of cutting-edge technology into the city's real estate landscape.

Hong Kong - BIM Manager

Exclusive: Representing UNStudio in Hong Kong, our team meticulously identified a BIM Manager to spearhead digital innovation and ensure seamless integration of Building Information Modelling technology into projects across the vibrant architectural landscape of the city.

Munich, Germany - Design & Technical Manager

Exclusive: Representing Accor Hotels in Munich, our team diligently recruited a Design & Technical Manager to oversee the seamless integration of design concepts and technical specifications, ensuring the realization of exceptional hospitality spaces that embody the brand's signature excellence.

Italy - Country Manager

Exclusive: Representing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Italy, our team strategically appointed a Country Manager to spearhead operations and initiatives, fostering strong partnerships and ensuring the successful execution of the IOC's mission within the dynamic Italian landscape.

USA - Director

Exclusive: Representing AECOM in the USA, our team meticulously selected a Director to lead strategic initiatives and foster innovation, driving forward the company's commitment to excellence in architecture, engineering, and construction within the dynamic American market.

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.

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  • Residential

    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.

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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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Common Questions

Anyone with relevant right to work authorisation, a global mindset, and adaptability is encouraged to explore international opportunities with GKR. We value candidates who bring diverse skills and perspectives, fostering success in dynamic international environments.

Compensation for international roles is negotiated based on industry standards, candidate expertise, and regional considerations. GKR ensures competitive packages, and the benefits include comprehensive offerings such as health, retirement, and additional perks, aligning with the specific needs of international placements.

GKR recognises the importance of remote work in the current global landscape. We actively explore opportunities for remote work across our international network, aligning with evolving work preferences and offering flexibility for our candidates. Employers benefit from broadening talent pools geographically to access new and growing skill sets.

GKR provides comprehensive support for visa and work authorisation processes, guiding candidates through the complexities of international relocation. Our assistance extends to settling into a new country, offering resources and support to ensure a smooth transition alongside our clients.

Language proficiency requirements for international roles vary. GKR assesses language needs based on specific job requirements. Clear communication is essential, and language support services may be available to ensure effective collaboration in international placements.

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GKR works closely with a wide range of businesses across the residential and commercial real estate markets globally, supporting their talent strategy. Our expert team is equipped with the best tools and market knowledge to work with industry-leading employers and bespoke businesses that are shaping the future of the real estate market.

GKR is proud to represent exceptional brands and talent pools across the property sector internationally. 

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Global Real Estate Landmarks

The Shard, London

The Shard is a 72-storey mixed use development supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London.

The Eiffel Tower, France

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower from 1887 to 1889.

Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is an Islamic religious building, mosque and tomb in India. It was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Forbidden City, China

The Forbidden City was constructed from 1406 to 1420, and was the former Chinese imperial palace and winter residence of the Emperor of China. It is one of the largest and most well-preserved wooden structures in the world.

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers are the world's tallest twin skyscrapers with a tube-in-tube structural system design, invented by architect Fazlur Rahman Khan.

20 Fenchurch St, London

Nicknamed "The Walkie-Talkie"; designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million, 20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward.

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry.

The Gherkin, London

The Gherkin, formally 30 St Mary Axe, is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district designed by Foster + Partners and the Arup Group.

World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company The SWFC has been lauded for its design, and in 2008 it was named by architects as the year's best-completed skyscraper.

The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower has fifteen observatory levels. It was completed on October 1, 1994, and put into use on May 1, 1995; the highest level (known as the Space Module) is at 351 metres (1,150 ft).

Contact our Management Team

Anu Deb Anu Deb
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. 

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!

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! 

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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