About Us

Zak founded and directs the business. Having never done recruitment before however having a plethora of contacts in the property business from over 15 years trading and running teams in the sector he spotted a niche for a transparent, upfront and honest business. Starting the business from his bedroom doing interviews in Starbucks in Tooting Broadway...It already seems a long cry away even though it was only four years. The company has gone from strength to strength thanks to some amazing long-term friends and contacts in the business and now we sit on the preferred supplier list of some of the top property & proptech firms in the UK.

Our future… We intend to gain market share in the UK property recruitment field. We have retained enviable clients so far. We are extremely excited about this year as it’s the second of which has shown security and backbone for growth. Now we have established a firm foot hold in the high street agency market we are looking for continued success in the online agency market. A number of our clients have offices nationally and as we grow they have what I can only describe as an insatiable amount of vacancies to fill. We may look at diversifying into other sectors over the next few years such as Legal, Conveyancing Recruitment.


  • "Using Genum has been my first ever experience (in 25 years of owning my estate agency) of using a recruitment agent. I was introduced / recommended to Zak James via another Winkworth branch. Zak was amazing and understood the needs & demands of the company. I further had dealings with both George & Shannon. They were both truly outstanding and I would highly recommend them - full of energy and a great buzz about them. They have so far filled two positions within my company and both have worked out well. One of the best things about dealing with Zak, George & Shannon is that there is no pressure. They don't bombard you with calls after calls. The team only put through CV's that are suitable. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my recruitment needs in future. Well done team Genum, I'm super impressed."    

    Managing Director -
    Winkworth Kingsbury
  • "I used Genum for a recruitment job I had recently in Manchester, and was assigned Shannon Kopinski to assist. Shannon sourced candidates, conducted screening interviews herself , and set up 5 interviews over the course of a couple of weeks. She kept me up to date with regular communication throughout and encouraged me to look at CVs and interview candidates I wouldn't have considered myself. This led to the hiring of an excellent candidate, something I couldn't have done without Shannon's help."

    Territory Operator -
  • I have dealt with Genum and Zak for a number of years and have always found them to be receptive, responsive, proactive and understanding of our recruitment requirements. They have provided us with some excellent staff- long may it continue.

    Sales Director -
    Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward
  • We have known Genum from the start of their journey in recruitment and have used them time and time again because of their ethical, thorough and professional approach. They understand the nuisances of our particular sector and work closely and diligently in order to fill our vacancies. We whole heartedly recommend their staffing solutions.

    Chief Executive -
    Pedder Property
  • It is a pleasure working with the team at Genum. They work extremely hard to fill the positions we have available and they offer a very personal service. They understand the industry and the requirements of each roll from administrators, lettings and sales negotiators, branch managers and property managers. The candidates they send for interview are always of a high quality and their service saves me a lot of wasted time. I look forward to our continued relationship and their help in building successful teams for us.

    Area Director -
  • Genum Team are extremely efficient in finding the perfect client for us. Rachelle ecspecially is fantasitc at her job and listens to exactly what we are looking for. I would recommend to any company who is looking for a recruiter who finds high calibre clients quickly!

    Lettings Support Manager -
  • Genum team has always been very reactive and flexible with our needs. We have been using them for urgent recruitment and they have always been able to respond quickly. I would recommend them for any company willing to deal with a professional and specialist team that will understand your need quickly.

    HR & Recruitment Manager -
    Chase Evans
  • Zak possesses a deep knowledge of the property sector and works with a network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines. What I value the most is that he always listens but is never afraid to push back when he feels that someone is the right fit for our business. Importantly, he has integrity which I believe to be extremely valuable in the industry. Having a reliable partnership with a recruiter like Zak gives me confidence in my next hires.

    Director -
    IP Global Ltd
  • "I find the team at Genum (especially Zamir Wheeler and Zak James) to be extremely pro-active, understanding of my requirements and their hard work has resulted in a number of excellent candidates joining my team. Very pleased to recommend them."

    Territory Operator -
  • "Shannon has been wonderful, friendly and diligent in her efforts to successfully find someone to join my business. I'm delighted with the result and would highly advise Shannon's services in the future. Thanks Shan, I'd be lost without you."  

    Local Lettings Expert -
  • "5 Star service from Zamir. Zamir has taken on board the criteria I have given him on many occasions and passed me a really good calibre of person to interview. They haven't always been right but that never disheartens Zamir as always he takes on board feedback and delivers a brilliant service. The successful applicants Zamir has provided have been top drawer and he is always on the ball with updates and contact. Due to Covid my most recent recruit has been delayed since September and Zamir has continued to work diligently throughout. Would highly recomment the guys at Genum for all your property recruitment needs."  

    Territory Operator -

The Genum Team