Those seeking investment property in the UK tend to select opportunities in the prime sector of the market.

A report from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed there has been a "polarised" recovery of this type of product, as well as secondary commercial property.

The organisation made the statement at its European Investment Market briefing, which took place at the yearly Expo Real conference.

Director of EMEA capital market research at CBRE Michael Haddock explained there are many factors that mean prime property is preferred.

So-called institutional-style lenders tend to be leading the market, as well also those who will only provide funds against prime property, the expert noted.

The country's prime real estate has witnessed capital value gains exceeding 25% since June last year, whereas secondary property "has generally seen none", CBRE pointed out.

Jonathan Hull, head of EMEA capital markets, said the gap between property and bond yields is at record levels, which should add a further boost to prime property interest.

CBRE was awarded the Best Property Investment Advisor accolade during April's Financial Times and Investors Chronicle's Wealth Management Awards.

Posted by Tom Baker