Navigating the Complexities of Property Management: Insights from Industry Experts

img Amanda Bukitvista | December 5, 2023


Hello there! I’m Amanda, a dedicated Operations Professional intern at Bukit Vista. In my role, I’ve had the opportunity to grasp the nuances of property management from both the partner and guest perspectives. In the dynamic world of property management, navigating the complexities of residential communities and hotel-managed residences presents unique challenges and opportunities. This article draws on expert discussions to provide valuable insights into effective property management strategies, focusing on the ownership and management of common areas, the vital role of management companies, and the importance of strategic planning for long-term success. In this article, join me on an engaging journey as I delve into the insightful meeting between Jing, the CEO at Bukit Vista, and his esteemed clients.

Managing Common Areas in Residential Communities:

One of the crucial aspects of property management is the ownership and control of common areas within residential communities. The decision between shared ownership by the public or individual owners owning a part of each public area significantly impacts the community’s functionality. Experts suggest clear ownership structures are essential to determine responsibilities and maintain order. 

Hotel-Managed Residences vs. Residential Communities:

The debate between managing a property as a hotel or a residential community hinges on the level of control over private space and interior design choices. While hotel-managed residences offer a more standardized approach, residential communities provide owners with greater flexibility. The choice largely depends on the intended return on investment (ROI) and the property owner’s vision.

The Role of Management Companies:

Management companies play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of properties. From collecting management fees to enforcing community rules, their responsibilities are vast. The effectiveness of these companies often determines the success of property management, emphasizing the need for competent and reliable management.

Strategic Planning for Long-Term Success:

The Green Village case study in Abian Samal near Ubud, developed by John Hardy, highlights the importance of leadership and strategic planning. The initial management challenges led to a scramble for new management, demonstrating the necessity of a solid plan and strong leadership for property management.


Effective property management requires a comprehensive understanding of various factors, including ownership structures, the role of management companies, and strategic planning. By applying these insights, property managers can navigate the complexities of the industry, ensuring long-term success and high ROI. At Bukit Vista, we leverage our expertise in property management to provide tailor-made solutions that maximize property potential. Connect with us to explore how our services can enhance your property management experience.

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