So I know I'm not the only one who was looking forward to this aspect returning, but is it what you expected and were you satisfied with the end result? For me not at all.
This feels like it was shoehorned just before the game was set for release. It feels so out of place. I admit the Mackenzie Airfield makes some sense for TPE and the towing compound for Franklin, but everything else feels like pointless filler used as an excuse to make money useful.
In the context of the story Michael, Trevor and Franklin have little to no reason to buy any of these properties as they're not "taking over" like in VC and SA where it was vital to Tommy's and CJ's empire aspirations.
In GTA V it doesn't even feel like something you own IMO mainly because there's no interaction with the properties at all apart from those generic missions. They're just buildings like everything else. It doesn't compare to for example buying the Malibu Club and Pole Position in VC and the Four Dragons Casino in SA.
If the only reason they were added was to make money more useful I think they (R*) went the wrong way about it. I mean Michael becomes a movie producer so why doesn't he have the option to buy the film studio? Why in god's name would he have any interest in purchasing a bar/nightclub?
After so many years of waiting to see this in a HD GTA I think it was a blown opportunity of epic proportions.