Residential vs 商业 Property Management

Residential vs 商业 Property Management

Residential vs 商业 Property Management

商业 and residential 物业经理s offer unique skills and expertise that may seem to overlap while in fact there are many differences between residential and commercial property management

While many 物业经理s have experience in each area of real estate, it is important to note there are some key distinctions between these areas of practice.  Let’s take a closer look at the main differences between residential and commercial property management.


In British Columbia, residential tenancy fees are clearly outlined in the tenancy (or lease) agreement.  These fees typically include the cost of rent, 加热, and minor maintenance costs (such as replacing light bulbs) while the cost for more major maintenance and repairs falls on the landlord.  另一方面, there is a range of commercial tenant expenses that commercial 物业经理s need to understand. 

例如, commercial tenants may be responsible for all or part of property taxes, 保险费用, and maintenance costs depending on the 商业租赁.


For the most part, tenant costs will be reflected in the 商业租赁.  There are four main types of commercial tenancy agreement:

  1. Triple net leases are those where tenants pay all property taxes, building 保险, and maintenance of common areas.
  2. Modified net leases reflect an agreed-upon split of maintenance expenses while the tenant still pays property taxes and 保险.
  3. Gross leases feature a fixed rental fee and the landlord is responsible for all expenses.
  4. Percentage leases are common in retail shops or malls and require the tenant to pay a specific rent along with a percentage of their sales volume.

如你所见, there are many specialized components to 商业租赁s that require expertise that residential 物业经理s may 缺乏.


For larger commercial properties, it is common to appoint a site manager or maintenance person to manage tenant concerns and requests.  Site management requires that maintenance requests and work orders are carefully tracked and addressed according to priority criteria often defined in the 商业租赁 or local 立法. 

Tenant and Landlord Responsibilities

In most 商业租赁s, the tenant bears more responsibility than is usual for residential leases.  Residential 物业经理s are responsible for ensuring the ongoing maintenance of a rental property, collecting rent payments, and dealing with tenant complaints or tenant conflict.  另一方面, commercial property management is often less “hands on.”  Landlord responsibilities for commercial properties are more limited; and since properties are generally utilized during business hours, the need for emergency service or repair is lower.

如你所见, there are some clear differences between residential and commercial property management.  If you are a property owner seeking property management services, always verify that your potential 物业经理 has the skills and experience to provide the unique services you require.