Property Management & Business Support

“They are determined to help their clients and are always in touch with regular updates.”

Customer Service Manager, Prime Property Developer


placement rate from the jobs we are instructed on.


retention rate over a 12 month period.


of our placed candidates are offered progression within 24 months.

Introducing our Property Management team:

The Property Management desk was developed mid-2013 following investment from Hamilton Bradshaw to scale GKR. With GKR operating in Residential and Commercial Property for over ten years and having a team built around ex property managers, estate agents and highly experienced recruiters, we have an incredibly impressive client base and often we have access to candidates who aren’t actively looking in the market.

Molly Shoesmith joined GKR in 2014 and worked hard to develop our resources in this part of the market, successfully. 

Introducing our Professional Services team:

Since inception, GKR recognised a pressing need to develop a business support desk to support our clients back and front office support functions. We realise the importance of professional services individuals and their contributions towards the overall efficiency and running of the office. We have a specialist team of ex property professionals who understand the field incredibly well and have a successful track record in placing support candidates across a diverse range of clients.

Anu Deb joined GKR in 2014 and has steadily grown our office support function adapting her process to suit a variety of roles. 

Our Property Management & Business Support Clients

Senior Property Manager (HNW) - Exclusive Search

  • GKR was tasked with the exclusive search for a new Senior Property Manager to manage a prestigious central London Estate.
  • We approached our network for recommendations and presented a shortlist of five exclusive candidates within 8 days from instruction, all of whom came with references. 
  • We coordinated the interview process which involved various international interviewees, and the successful candidate was onboarded 6 weeks later. 

Elite Management Consultancy

PA & Project Assistant - Retained Search

  • GKR was retained to recruit a PA & Project Assistant to work with the CEO of a national PRS developer.
  • We advertised confidentially and utilised our long-formed network to present a shortlist of five credible individuals from varying backgrounds across the property and construction sectors, as requested.
  • We subsequently organised three virtual interviews, followed by in-person meetings, and the successful applicant was agreed to start swiftly the following month. 

PRS Developer

Marketing Manager - Retained Search

  • GKR was retained to assist with the search for a Marketing Manager to relocate from London to Switzerland to work on luxury resorts & penthouses.
  • We were given a 4-week timeline to find this individual and were tasked with meeting at least 5 appropriate candidates ourselves before presenting at a minimum of 3.
  • Having coordinated interviews for all candidates, the successful candidate was flown out successfully to start before the Christmas period following their 3 months notice.
  • We have subsequently placed another slightly junior hire who is relocating from Milan to join the team.

International Luxury Property Developer

5 x Safety Check Consultants; Exclusive & Retained

  • GKR was retained on an exclusive basis by the Director of the Knight Frank Promise department to secure multiple hires within an 8 week time frame.
  • We allocated a member of the property management team to work solely on these roles using market mapping and insights to create the short list.
  • We successfully presented 5 individuals for interview and this resulted in 5 fixed term placements being confirmed.
  • The retained search allows us to dedicate our time and entire focus until we fulfil the terms of our agreement and with multiple hires required in a short time scale it was the only method to ensure success.

Leading Integrated Facilities Consultancy

Senior Commercial Property Manager - Exclusive & Retained Search

  • GKR was retained on a search for a Senior Commercial Property Manager following several aborted searches over the course of a number of months.
  • Working on a role that has had significant exposure over an extended period of time required a fresh approach and a bespoke search.
  • We agreed a time frame to produce a short list and a strict timetable for 1st and 2nd interviews and the offer was issued and accepted within 6 weeks of the search commencing.
  • This 1st placement led to the client requesting 2 more retained senior hires and we successfully secured the placements of a Residential Asset Manager and a Senior Facilities Manager.

Private Residential Estate

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We seamlessly collaborate with residential estate agencies, managing agents, and commercial property agents, offering unparalleled support staff placement services.

GKR excels in identifying and connecting top-notch candidates for property management and administration roles, tailored to the specific needs of each client. From residential estate agencies to managing agents overseeing diverse portfolios and commercial property agencies with distinct requirements, our commitment is to provide candidates with opportunities that align with their skills, aspirations, and career goals.

Acknowledging the significance of efficiency and precision in property management and office support roles, GKR is poised to serve as a sectoral strategic partner, fostering the development of robust professional networks.

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Common PM & Business Support Questions

Our expertise spans property management, administrative, and business support roles including marketing, covering positions such as managers, executive assistants, and office coordinators.

Our team are available to discuss emerging trends. Currently, we're seeing an increased demand for professionals with expertise in digital property management systems and virtual office support, reflecting industry advancements in technology.

Highlight your organisational skills, experience with real estate software, and any specialised certifications. Emphasise your ability to streamline office operations and support property management functions.

Career paths often start with administrative roles, progressing to office management, executive support, and even specialised areas like property management coordination. We provide personalised guidance based on your career goals.

Timelines vary, but we aim for an efficient process. From initial contact to final interviews, the recruitment process typically takes two to five weeks, ensuring thorough assessments and informed client decisions for property management and office support roles.

Meet the property management & business support team:

Emma Bradshaw Emma Bradshaw
Recruitment Consultant
Joined March 2024

Emma Bradshaw

A newly constructed, bright, and modern apartment with river views. 

Emma brings more than two years of robust recruitment experience with her,supporting her transition into the management sector. Emma is recruiting for property management and block management opportunities. Beyond work, Emma's all about the gym life, bringing the same dedication and energy to everything she does. 


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. 

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. 

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?!

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 with practices ranging in size, niche and specialism throughout the design and build industry delivering 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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