There are several reasons why real estate investors in California and around the country may be drawn to commercial rather than residential properties, and this may be especially true when they are landlords. Residential renters often complain belligerently about relatively minor issues, and they may ask their landlords to intervene when they become embroiled in petty disputes with their neighbors. However, commercial tenants rarely bother their landlords unless the situation is pressing and their options are limited.
Customers often associate businesses with their locations, and the owners of thriving stores or restaurants may be extremely reluctant to uproot even when their rents are raised substantially. While residential tenants may have sentimental attachments to their homes, these feelings will rarely be enough to stop them from moving if they find a nicer house at a lower rent in a more desirable area. When businesses do move, they will generally try to do so amicably to avoid negative publicity, disputes and possible lawsuits. Residential tenants will generally be less concerned about being sued.