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Commercial real estate race--rates vs rent

In commercial real estate investing, the race is on between rents and interest rates, some of the top names in the real estate industry said at the Reuters Real Estate Summit in New York.

In soft market, home buyers drive a hard bargain

U.S. home builders are adding incentives to lure buyers but are keeping prices steady, meaning buyers can request more amenities to close a deal in a soft real estate market, real estate executives said this week.

US real estate execs step up push in Asia

Looking to capitalize on the surging economies of India and China, executives at U.S. real estate companies are stepping up their focus on foreign markets, opening new offices and raising funds to invest in properties in the developing world.

GE Real Estate likes Japan and Mexico

GE Real Estate is keen on investing in Japan and Mexico, but South America is currently not on the radar, the head of the real estate arm of General Electric Co. said at the Reuters Real Estate Summit in New York on Tuesday.

Beazer Homes boss hails exit of speculators

The CEO of the No. 6 U.S. home builder on Tuesday welcomed the departure of speculators, who quickly buy and sell multiple new houses, from the softening residential property market.

Facing slump, homebuilders rethink advertising

After years of quick and easy sales, a slowdown in the U.S. housing market has home building executives reconsidering their advertising plans, putting more time and money into novel ways of marketing homes.

Housing, inflation pose dangers: GE exec

A potential housing bubble and rising inflation are the two biggest threats to the U.S. economy, the head of General Electric Co.'s vast real estate operations said on Tuesday.

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