Bankers are trying to remain optimistic while addressing one of the industry's top concerns: commercial real estate loans.

Executives with regional lenders like Umpqua Holdings Corp., KeyCorp and Fifth Third Bancorp have said in recent weeks that their exposure to the troubled lending segment is manageable, even as industry watchers and investors fret that a drawn-out economic recovery will make it harder for businesses to service and retire their commercial mortgages.

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