Real estate’s hot run may be over in the U.S., due to sub-prime lending woes and a fully priced commercial sector, but overseas, the sector sees a different picture, according to BusinessWeek.

The favorable outlook for real estate overseas could be due to regulatory and market changes. In the past few years, 20 countries have implemented the real estate investment trust structure allowing real estate companies that go public to avoid taxes as long as they pay out most of their earnings as dividends.

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