CB Richard Ellis has set up a team to deal with complex and emerging markets for clients.

The desk, which will be supported by consultancy Source8, has been set up in response to increasing demand, CBRE said.

It will provide an end-to-end solution including real estate, IT, telecommunications and security requirements in high risk, politically unstable or challenging environments.

Matthew Pullen, CBRE’s head of global corporate services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: ‘The nature of the risk in these regions requires a higher level of innovation in creating business solutions.

'Our complex and emerging markets desk will deliver enormous benefits to our clients, including increased speed to market, reduced costs, risk mitigation, clear accountability for project delivery and consistent global reporting.’

Simon Venn, chief executive at Source8 said: ‘The importance of managing geopolitical risk has never been more critical for global organisations.

'We are very excited to collaborate with CBRE to ensure robust risk management and project delivery for companies operating in the world’s more challenging markets.’