Our Story


Today, quickly finding high calibre property and construction professionals can be a real headache. All too often, recruiters fail to fully understand the client’s brief, fail to present suitably qualified candidates, and fail to work within your projects deadlines.

Higher Capital’s vision is simple: we will be the recruitment agency you can trust. It is our mission to win and hold your trust by quickly understanding your needs, consistently meeting your requirements, and always exceeding your expectations.

Experience and Expertise

It is the founding belief of Higher Capital that to successfully recruit into the property and construction industries, you need to have experienced them first hand.  As a former project engineer and manager for one of the UK’s largest engineering companies, I understand the positions, competencies and people in this sector closely. I am also a recruiter with experience solving the human capital challenges of some of London’s largest developers, funds, and equity firms. The team are experienced within Real Estate and all have at least two years’ experience recruiting.

These experiences mean I have not only the knowledge and understanding of the sector and its unique human capital needs, but also the relationships and networks that are so crucial to effective recruitment.

Your Recruitment Partner

Higher Capital is formed of experts not only in recruitment but also in real estate, meaning we can deliver a genuinely collaborative and consultative experience. Success for us is earning your trust to solve your most pressing recruitment challenges.

Chris Shewry, Founder & Director

The Higher Capital Consulting Story

  • Chris is extremely well connected within the London Development sector. He has a detailed understanding of what potential employers are looking for which enabled me to highlight the relevant experience I have. Additionally Chris took time to understand exactly what I was looking for with the result being a role I actually wanted and was well suited to. I found his approach very refreshing.

  • I was referred to Chris via a colleague who Chris also successfully placed into a leading UK developer. From our initial conversation it was obvious Chris really did know the property sector well and once we'd discussed my aspirations and requirements he was conscious to only bring me opportunities that matched. He subsequently placed me at a leading UK developer.

  • Chris found what I can only describe as the perfect candidate for a very tricky brief and small candidate pool. I'm confident that without his proactive approach, sector knowledge and honesty we wouldn't have found, let alone got on board the calibre of candidate we did.

  • During my time working with Chris I found him to be someone who was not just keen to make a placement but someone who genuinely cared about getting the right candidate and company fit. He took the time to find out about the company, what it was like to work here, the type of people that fit and then found the perfect candidates.

  • For me, Chris' approach to recruitment has stood out from the rest. He maintains a personal contact and genuinely gets under the skin of the roles to provide the best match. He has given me honest and balanced advice, even when it doesn't necessarily help his cause and has a great range of contacts. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as somebody who understands the industry and is prepared to put the effort in.