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When to contact Tower Genius 
I've submitted proposal's to major cell companies to lease my land. I hope to be contacted in a few months (maybe that's "optimistic to the point of foolishness..." …

In Florida, Do antenna leases require a Real Estate Lic? 
I have been asked to lease of my Tampa Bay rooftop for a cell antenna. Is it required for the other party to have a Fl. Real Estate license to make a inquiry …

co location 
I have an existing lease for a tower and ground space with a carrier. Now another carrier plans to co locate on the tower (I don't get any revenue for …

Leasing as an Investment? 
I am 16. I have access to the quarterly proprietary information on wanted ground and roof locations within Verizon, specifically in the PNW. Theoretically, …

cell tower customers 
how do I know who the customers are on my tower?

Case Study question  
Hello! Scenario for you: say you have a company like American Tower or SBA who has a customer put a tower on the property of a private land owner. That …

AM tower with room for cell antennas 
What conditions have to be met on a am radio tower to lease to a cell provider?

Cell Tower Insurance regarding liability 
Do I need to buy additional liability insurance on my vacant land to protect myself before signing the lease? Here is what the lease states: Insurance. …

Our cell lease company says Sprint may be leaving our tower  
Our cell lease company says Sprint is going bankrupt and since its our only company on our tower they may not pay us anymore. What are our options?

New cell tower lease 
I was recently contacted by Tillman Infrastructure about potential land lease for a communications cell tower. I don't see Tillman in your list of cell …

REMOVAL OF TOWNSHIP OWNED CELL TOWER 
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO I CAN CONTACT IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY TO REMOVE A CELL TOWER? ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. I CAN SUPPLY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION …

USED CELL TOWER SALES 
IS THERE A COMPANY THAT YOU KNOW OF THAT SELLS USED CELL TOWERS PERFERRABLY MONO POLES OVER 100 FOOT IN THE SOUTH EASTERN REGION? CHEERS, DAVE

extending existing tower lease 
how can i know if the offer made to extend the lease on my tower site is a good deal?

Default on Payments by AT&T 
AT & T has defaulted on payments to our condo... Stopped making payments about 6 months ago... & incorrect payments for the year prior... Is there …

Increase in property taxes 
We have a verizon cell tower on our property. Our property taxes have been increasing yearly. I spoke with the county assessor and was told it was from …

Exclusive use statement 
Our farm has an SBA tower and we are in the process of amending the lease. Agreement provides for annual 3% increase and a monthly 60% increase starting …

standard rate per anntanae rental 
What do carriers typically pay in cell tower rental fees?

Amount of years verizon will lease. 
Most leases agreements are for 25 yrs, correct? When verizon contacted me about it I quickly said, I will only do for 15 yrs because I'm planning on developing. …

Cell site lease agreements 
What are the differences in cell site lease agreements for cell towers and for rooftop cell site antenna leases? Should they both be for 25 or 30 years …

Buying commercial property with a rooftop cell site lease 
How do I value the cell site on the building Im purchasing? I am considering selling the 20 yr lease shortly after closing to finance some of the purchase …

MARSHAL SWIFT COSTING 
Yes, hi, Thank you for this website. My question relates to cell tower cost pricing. Marshal swift is the go-to cost service for appraisers. The cost …

Transfer of Cell Tower Lease and Disclosure Requirements 
I am considering purchasing a home that has a Cell tower on the property. Is this lease transferable? How do I find out what the income has been from …

Antenna swap and adding RRU 
T-mobile has contacted me saying that they will be swapping 3 antennas and adding 3 RRU to my property and say that because it's a swap, that they aren't …

Complicated question 
Hello, I am purchasing a home with a cell tower on it and is currently going into closing. The cell lease rights have been sold to crown castle. I would …

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RRU installation 
A wireless management company is trying to pass off the installation of 3 New remote radio units as an upgrade. I am calling it a site expansion. Am I …

Selling the cell tower to the lessor for a lump sum 
How do I know the sum offered is a fair price? Also, receiving the lump sum like this, will most of the money go to taxes?

New Cell Tower Draft Lease 
We currently are negotiating with a Cell Tower Construction company about erecting a 400 ft tower on our property in NW Florida near the Alabama line. …

Rent due LL upon commencement of Construction 
Question - a carrier has a signed lease to install an antenna on a commercial building, and has rented office space for the equipment. The lease states …

Renewal of expired lease. 
We negotiated with Back Dot for a new contract, ATT sold the tower to Crown Castle and CC said they do not have the new negotiated contract. They refuse …

Sprint- need contact number to renegotiate 
How do I contact Sprint directly to renegotiate a leasing arrangement with them. They have their equipment in our bell tower.

What is the going Rate that Tower Management Co's charge Carriers? 
I am very curious to know approximately how much Tower management companies charge Carriers for being on their Towers? I understand very well that this …

appraisal of cell tower leases 
Where do I find an appraiser knowledgeable about value of cell tower leases in Calaveras County, northern California?

Reg Base Station Type: Base or Overlay 
We would like to know what is the difference between Base and OverLay type of Base Stations..

tower on my property with no payments attached 
Hi: I just purchased a property with a cell tower on it. The property had been in a foreclosure status. The cell tower lease states it runs with the …

Lease Administration for T-Mobile USA 
I have a copy of a lease for a in NJ. As the municipal engineer, we need to repaint the water tower that the cell panels are mounted on and, of course, …

type of lease 
Do you know what a petrified lease is ? I am looking to buy commercial land which has a cell tower and the owner says he got a one time payment and has …

Who is on a given site tower 
How can I find out if T-Mobile is on a certain tower?

buyout offers 
I have been contacted by other companies with buyout offers. I need some recommendations for Indiana attorneys with experience in this field.

Sprint and Cell on Wheels rental 
Currently sprint has an antenna upon a water tower on the property owned by my company in Massachusetts. They have been renting that right for quite some …

The company that holds a lease on a rural tower site want to purchase the site and get a perpetual easement 
Why do they want to buy the property, the lease goes for 7 more years and then renewable every 5 years till 2037.

Another company offering to buy lease 
Hello, If there is a tower on your land leased by Rogers (with a clause stating you must extend the lease until 2030) and AT&T has approached you asking …

Tower put on wrong property 
My mom owns property that has a tower on it. The man that owns property adjoining my moms property put a tower up. He thought he put it on his property …

Cell tower equipment  
Greetings, I have a cricket tower site on top of the building they want to end the lease and give the option of leaving the equipment and paying some …

Lease ending, not being renewed 
I have had a Cricket lease for the past 15 years and as expected after the AT&T acquisition, was just recently notified they will not be renewing the lease …

Finding Lease Owner 
How can I find out who signed an AT&T contract to erect a cell tower in a neighboring town? Are these records public? I have heard there's an alleged conflict …

Cell site in Auburn California 
I have land in Placer County California. Zoned for Public Utilities use. I want to hear more about leasing to a cell tower. I have attached a page from …

Rents 
We have two towers currently located on our property in Mylor, South Australia. One with Telstra, the other with Optus, who recently upgraded and sub let …

Verizon cell tower on property 
We ( brother and me) have been approached about putting a Verizon cell tower on the back of a tract of land we currently have on market that would sell …

Breaking a lease 
We have had a contract with Metro PCS for 6 years with 4 years left on the lease. They are now being bought out by T Mobile and want to break the lease. …

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Should I sell my cell tower lease. 
I have been approached by the tower company to sell my lease, and I would like to know if an expert will read my lease and advise me, and what the cost …

Micro Cell with 4 Panel Antennas and Remote Radio Heads w/Faux Chimney?  
This all seems like a bigger deal than the $600 per month offer proposed for this installation considering the addition of an 8x8 enclosure on the ground …

Crown Castle Withholding Payments on New Cell Tower 
I am writing to ask for advice on behalf of my parents. They recently signed contracts/lease to allow Crown Castle to build a cell tower on their property …

land value for tower site 
How is the value of the land determined in the lease agreement? If i give them under an acre to build a tower the county will tax me with an additional …

Tower Management Company Bankruptcy 
What kind of provision can a property owner use to protect itself from the effects of a tower management company that goes bankrupt during the term of …

175 ft. Cell tower cost? 
As a municipality, we have a water tower that can be used as a cell tower. The wireless company interested in it would other wise have to build the tower …

neighbors and negotiations 
A cell tower developer comes into a rural township looking for tower sites. He says that he needs to submit three site options per tower. Is it a good …

Purchasing Land with existing cell tower and lease 
We are about to close on land we just purchased and it has a cell phone tower on it with existing 5 year lease at $500 month 5% increase every 5 years …

Mini Tower  
I have been doing a lot of research on mini cell towers as a lease agent. I was recently approached to start setting up leases for mini towers across NYS. …

Proposed Tower Site On Our Property 
We are an all volunteer fire department who have been approached by a tower company to place a tower on our property. Our little .75 acre piece of agricultural …

lease agreements 
Several areas of our lease agreement are in question. Should they pay rent before building and what about the insurance we are required to obtain?

Where to find an expert 
I have been approached by Verizon to put in a tower. After doing a little research, I have concluded that this is best left in the hands of an expert. …

Municipal tax on leases 
Can municipalities charge taxes on cell tower leases? On usage?

Crown Castle alternate site review status for my cell tower 
I have an old AT&T cell tower on our property and we have been negotiating with Crown Castle for quite some time to extend our lease. They say I am playing …

Rates for telephone pole in backyard 
Do you have any familiarity with what Verizon will pay for a telephone pole in my backyard in New York City?

Purchase a tower to rent 
I have some inherited property that is extremely mountainous. I do know that several Cellular companies are looking for places to rent in this rural area. …

Existing tower on my property 
Hello, My father recently passed away and I have a question regarding a cell tower that's on our property. This cell tower showed up out of nowhere …

Highrise Rental space 
What is the best way to find someone interested in renting rooftop space for antenna use?

How to get a site 
My neighbor is proceeding with getting a site build on his land. I don't wish to look at it and wish to have it located in my neighboring forest property …

Cell Tower Lease Renewal 
I have a cell tower in rural Tennessee with SBA. The lease is due to expire in 13 years. I have been contacted by the Leasing company to renew the lease …

Leasing options 
What is the difference between a master lease agreement, site lease, tower lease and a sub-lease? I have seen these terms in various contracts and I want …

adding e-991 omni antennas to site 
We are landlords of an urban property with a cell site lease. T-Mobile has recently added an additional 2 omni antennas on our roof which is not part of …

Tax liability on selling lease 
What type of taxes would I be liable for in selling a cell tower lease on my residence for which I resided the past ten years ? Would the sale qualify …

Leasing internet tower 
We have been offered $1800 to lease ground for and internet tower/repeater. We are in rural Idaho and I think that the tower is used for Global Position …

Impact on sale of property 
I own an office building. If I sign a lease to allow for the construction of a cell tower in the corner of the parking lot, what are the impacts on the …

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Is there a large increase in E M Radiation with with a roof cell antennas?  
Verizon wants to put up a 400 Sq feet cell station on my roof, with 5 box antennas. Are giving me $2700.00 month with a 20 year lease. They need to …

Cell Tower Valuation 
I’ve read up and found a bunch of information on the value of cell tower leases but can’t seem to find anything regarding the towers value itself besides …

Buying a property with a buyout on cell tower 
Looking at a home with a cell tower that will not generate income for us until 2024 if we purchase. The previous owner took a 15 year buyout. Is it safe …

lease buyout 
Got screwed on a lease. 50 year lease.....4600 a year to start goes up 15% every 5 years. They want to "buy out" a fraction of what the total cost …

Special Zoning affects towers operation. 
In Albuquerque NM i have an American Tower site on my property with a prepaid lease for 50 years it requires special use zoning. My special use zoning …

Extension of Lease 
I currently have a tower on my property. The lease was originally a 25 year lease with a 15% increase every five years. We are now under 10 years left …

Extending an existing lease. 
I currently own a property that has an existing cell tower. I purchased the property in 2006. The property is in Miami, FL. When I purchased the property …

who to call if theres a problem? 
My parents have a cell tower on their property, last week 3 men showed up and stripped it of the light on top and all the wiring. They called US cellular …

Fair Market Lease Value 
We are appraising a property in Louisa County Virginia and the site has a new cell tower on a 100' x 60' pad site. The lease is $700 per month for 99 years …

What is a better contract, a ground lease or perpetual easement 
I currently have a ground lease with a term ending in 2017 with 4 (5) year options. I have been approached to enter into a perpetual easement with …

We have a tower with nothing on it 
We bought a building in central Palm Sprigns CA 92262 with a tower and back up power. We want to reach out and see what we can do to monetize it. Is …

Buying bank owned property with cell tower 
I am looking at a property that has been foreclosed on that has a cell tower on it with an upfront paid 25 year lease. Do I just have to accept that there …

taxibility of rental revenue received from cell tower rental 
Hi, Can anyone advise if the income earned from the rental of Cell towers is taxable for NYS sales tax? I have looked around for guidance and have …

renegotiating lease in caribbean 
Hi there, I was given a parcel of land by my father a few years back. He had entered into a 10 yr lease with the major phone co. here in the island in …

Federal mandate for cell tower generator upgrade? 
We have been told by a carrier that they are required by the FCC because of a ruling to add an emergency backup generator to our cell tower. What happens …

Lease buyout calculation 
I own the land, a cell company is paying me rent (first payment due later this month) they have approached me on a buyout of the lease. What is a reasonable …

got a letter from one of the big three re leasing. not talk with them yet 
Rates for our area - 20853 - Maryland? Where in the lease that can be negotiated?

liability insurance 
Inherited property with cell tower site. Cell tower is in a perpetual easement agreement and is fenced in and insured. I have been unable to get liability …

What do you charge for your service? 
What do you charge to review and negotiate a contract?

Title search revealed filed lease not on tower 
I did a title search on my property. It revealed a recorded lease on my tower that i was not aware of. The tower company had not told me about and was …

verizon wants to build tower on my land 
I live just north of Nashville in the country. Verizon showed up at my house in august wanting to build a tower. I didn't hear from them again til oct …

Cutting out the leasing companies  
I have a few cell towers on some of my properties. How do I lease my own towers directly to the carriers on the tower to get the most money possible for …

selling a cell tower lease 
My father who is 88 and a farmer, now has a cell tower on his land, in Stafford NY he gets $7,000.00/yearly rent. Contract is up 2021. How do we sell? …

multiple companies installation on a cell tower with a single company agreement 
Sir, I have leased my land to Reliance Communication limited with an agreement for 15 years. After 3 years the company is installing another company's …

I have Tmobile and Metro PCS Rooftop  
I have T-Mobile and Metro PCS on my Rooftop. What should I do?

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Property Tax determination for a cell tower site 
In the 2001 cell tower lease my parents have on their property. It states that the physical structure of the cell tower itself is to be considered the …

tax consequence of a long term lease 
At how many years of the long term lease with a cell tower entity, is the income to the owner considered a capital gain v/s ordinary income? In other …

Telus Mobility lease 
We have a Telus Mobility lease agreement for our rooftop cell site in Calgary that needs to have an amendment negotiated. Can you help us determine the …

Lease Renewal 
We have a cell tower site located on one of our properties. We have a base lease on the tower as well as two additional land leases for added carriers …

Who signs the Estopell Agreement on a land sale with Cell Tower located on property 
i am part of a selling group on a parcel of land which has a US Cell Tower located within. I was a part of the original buying group on this parcel, but …

Name removed from lease before being signed by husband 
My name was on the original contract..then my husband and I separated..he had my name removed before signing. The deed was in his name only because he …

Transfer of wirelesss antenna ownership procedures when selling a property  
If you own a building and sold your rooftop lease during the period of ownership if you wanted to sell the property would you need to have permission from …

cost of removing a cell phone tower from property 
My lease states that the cell phone tower co. has to remove and restore my land when the lease is up. tower is 200 ft. high. what would you estimate their …

Permit or no Permit  
If i want to rent my roof for an antenna placement do I need to have a permit to do so? I live in Queens NY. Thanks Jenny

Collocation rates 
Verizon has decided to offer me collocation percentages on the lease that we are currently negotiating... I am wondering what the average percentage rate …

Changing Technology and Bankruptcy 
With the possibility of cell phone technology changing (to satellite and such), what if the cell tower company simply stops paying on the lease after a …

Antenna rentals in San Franciso  
Verizon Wireless contacted me and is seeking to lease space at my property in San Francisco. The site is located on mixed use building. I was offered …

we have been approached to have a tower on our property what next 
We have a property that is high elevation facing a major highway that has poor or no cell signal. It faces directly at the road that is the biggest problem. …

Selling the property - lease buyout - foreclosure  
We just acquired a 64 acre tract that has a cell tower on the corner. The original landlord sold the lease when he sold the property. The second owner …

Range for cell tower management services 
What is the typical range (as a % of rental revenue) for cell tower management services for 4 rural sites in the South. Currently generating a total of …

Lease holders liability insurance 
Greetings: As land owners, we will need a liability policy shortly. Our local insurance man seems to not really know anything much about the matter. …

lease vs license 
In Massachusetts, what is the difference between a lease agreement and a license agreement for a cell tower?

have a lease ending for a cell tower ground lease 
Have a ground lease ready to expire in Nov, 2011 . Have had a lawyer working on it for about 1 year and 8 months. How close to the end date can they push …

Are leases sales-type or direct-finance leases? 
Are leases sales-type or direct-finance leases?

We have a lady that wants to put up a cell tower. 
I work for the tax collectors office here in Alachua County. We have a lady that called and wants to put up a cell tower, on her property I assume. We …

Cancelled contract/ Renegotiate 
I am the telecommunication manager at an Indian Casino located in northern California. In 2004, my predecessor brought in AT&T to provide better cell coverage …

Co-Location Lease Rates 
What is a typical rate for the underlying land owner for a sublease on a telecom site? Are they typically based on percentages or flat rates?

Own cell tower lease and property is in foreclosure 
We have a cell tower lease but the physical property is in foreclosure. Will we lose the lease once it forecloses or do we retain the rights to the …

Cell tower easement agreements 
Our neighbor has a cell tower on their residential property. It's an old lease agreement that is expiring and is up for renewal soon. It was a tough location …

getting more money from our tower or more towers on property 
Hi, we have a verizon cell tower on our property. Can we solicit for more towers on our property - does this make sense? Also, do more than one phone …

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Unable to get tower in area 
How can we get a Verizon tower in the area 37 miles from Boise Id area? There have been several attempts to get a cell phone company to get the area service. …

General or Specific Easement. 
Our cell tower was sold to Unison in 2006. Since then, T-Mobile makes periodic visits to our condominium to either inspect or make improvements to the …

Selling Tower Space on Wind Turbine 
What is necessary to sell tower space on a wind turbine soon to be under construction?

Cell tower for condo roof. 
How can we acquire a cell tower on a 10 story condominium that already has one that was sold to Verizon 3 years ago. We would like to generate income and …

Additional antennas on towers 
How can you find out if any of the antennas located on a tower are rented/leased out to other inividuals or companies besides the ones which are owned …

private property easements 
At&T is putting big cell tower on top of hill on timber company property. The power company and engineers have determined that our property is the closest …

Lease rates for LeFlore County, in Southeastern Oklahoma 
We have been approached about putting a tower on our hill here in LeFlore Co., Oklahoma. Because this is not a heavily populated area I would assume the …

Will tower companies suffer from T-Mobile purchase by AT&T? 
Do stockholders in American Tower need to be concerned with the AT&T purchase of Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile?

AT&T Rooftop lease in San Francisco 
AT&T approached me about renting space on my rooftop in San Francisco. The deal seems low from other deals that I have read about. Can you help me to …

Rooftop Management Company Easement Agreement 
We have been approached by Unison to enter an easement agreement for our rooftop. In exchange, we would receive essentially a cash buy-out of our existing …

Interested in leasing our land 
We own property that would be perfect for a cell/communication tower, wind mill, etc. and want to know who we might contact at a reputable business, to …

subleases available to primary tenant 
I have been approached by a major wireless carrier in Colorado to construct a tower on my land. I'm intrigued but, not only by the income potentially generated …

Cell Tower in Cary, NC 
AT&T is interested in locating a flagpole style cell tower on my property in the Cary, North Carolina area. I can see that your firm has a great deal …

Rooftop antennas in San Francisco 
I have a rooftop in the SoMa section of San Francisco. I have been approached by two carriers to locate antennas on my roof. Are you able to negotiate …

Tower company leasing question 
A cell tower company has offered me a lease price that seems to be fair but after reading some info on the internet it appears that I should also obtain …

Lots of experts out there.... 
I do not want to sound rude, and I like your site, but why should I choose your firm over all the other experts our there on the internet. I have a cell …

Power line ground lease agreement 
I am the head of a condo board in the Denver, Colorado area. We have been approached by a wireless carrier that wants to locate on an existing power …

Do you guys also handle solar panel agreements? 
I own a farm in western New Jersey and I have been approached by a company wishing to take three acres of my cleared land so they can put up a Solar Farm. …

Lease rates for cell tower sites 
I have been trying to find statistics on lease rates for cell towers in New York City (specifically lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens). Question: …

Obsolescence? 
I was told that cell phone towers are going to be replaced by a very small product, the size of a rubics cube, that only needs electricity to power it. …

Does a landlord need to advise his tenants before installing a tower? 
Does a landlord need to advise his tenants before installing a tower?

AT&T assigned my lease to Tower Assets Newco and they terminated 
I have had a lease with ATT for 13 years, and in sept.2010 ATT assigned the lease to Tower Assets Newco who immediately terminated. The only way to protect …

square footage measurement 
In a rooftop lease that includes, in the description of the Premises, that "comprises of approximately 300 square feet of rooftop space", what should be …

Upfront payment vs. lease 
How should we evaluate an offer to continue a lease under various scenarios: *upfront payment with 25-year agreement *25-year lease with 7 year rent …

Future Growth and Contact Lists 
I was wondering what new technologies or trends will need cell tower space. I am looking to expand my tower and was wondering how I should go about soliciting …

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Cell tower near existing home 
How far from other homes does a tower need to be? Also how close can I build homes near tower if it is on my property? There must be some kind of code …

Black Dot lease reduction 
Has anyone else out there recently received a phone call or a letter from Black Dot about their lease optimization program? They are offering to OPTIMIZE …

TowerCo took over Sprint Cell Tower 
Hi I had a friend that has a Sprint tower on his lot, but then Sprint went and sold the tower to a TowerCo. They offered to buyout the lease for $120,000. …

Can I lease a portable tower?  
Can I lease a portable tower? Could I charge a fee in a dead zone "toll" to transfer calls to an active permanent tower? Could you charge a toll fee in …

I'm Tired of these Bullies 
I have a cell tower on my property for the past 6 years at $1,500 per month with an increase of 3% per year from T-Mobile. It has been working out well, …

AT&T Cell Tower Lease Rates near Albuquerque, New Mexico 
What is AT&T PAYING FOR A CELL TOWER in New Mexico? I was offered $1,000 and 10% increases every 5 year term. Can I get more or should I take it? I don't …

Cellular Site Lease Rates On Towers VS Rooftops 
Do cell phone carriers pay more for cell towers on top of buildings or do they pay more for cell tower leases that are on towers or is there no difference? …

Tower lines are running through my property with no easement 
We have a cell tower next to our property. But the actual lines run through the center of our property. Do we have any rights to have these lines moved …

Re-lease negotiations 
I've been offered $417 a month on a cell tower re-lease, and that's for 50 years, with monthly increases every 5 years @ 15%. Is this a fair rate? …

Brokers license for leasing cellular communication towers 
Is a broker's license or real estate license required to lease cell towers or rooftop cell sites in the United States?

Roof lease rates for cell tower antennas in New York City 
Approached by a wireless phone company for internet 4g cellular antennas, possibly Sprint. We are in lower Manhattan and they offered us $1300 per month …

Who to contact in regards to adding roof top cell antenna sites to existing buildings? 
We have 54 hotels across the US and I feel we are drastically under-utilizing our roof top space. How would I go about soliciting for additional antenna …

How do I know if T-Mobile is subleasing our tower? 
I have a concern that T-Mobile may be subleasing our tower to other carriers. It is in our contract that 50% of proceeds from subleasing must come to …

Cell Site Lease Extension 
What is going rate for an extension and other add ons?

MD7 T-Mobile Cell Tower Letter 
Dear Tower Genius Consultants, My mom and dad own a property with a cell tower built by Omnipoint / T-mobile a few years ago. They are quite upset since …

Clear Wire lease for antennas on roof 
We were contacted by a company called Clear Wire interested in renting some space on top of our building for cell tower antennas. They seemed very interested …

Tower lease rates in Virginia. 
My father was offered a cell phone tower lease that has an option to build a 130-200 foot cell tower monopole or tree cell tower monopole on a commercial …

Cellular Carrier Lease Rates? 
Two tower companies are interested in constructing a tower on my property in the Catskills in Greene County, New York. Is there somewhere where I can find …

NEGOTIATION OF AN EXISTING CELL TOWER LEASE 
I currently have a cell tower with 3 carriers on the tower. I believe they are T Mobil, ATT, and Sprint. My lease is coming up and the company has offered …

Received intimidating letter from cell phone company renting antenna space on my roof. 
I found your website while Googling about a letter which I recently received from a wireless carrier currently rooftop space on one of my buildings. I'm …

fiber optics added to existing tower 
It appears that the Crown Castle representative wants to include fiber optic capabilities to my existing pole. Crown Castle is attempting to take over …

Training course for finding vacant sites for cell towers? 
I was at a Real Estate seminar a couple of years ago and a guest speaker was hawking his training course for making money by bird dogging potential vacant …

Early Termination of Lease 
The wireless carrier recently renewed lease but now wants to terminate the lease since it merged with another carrier and believes that the site is redundant. …

American Tower site 
My siblings inherited a tower site on our parents property as part of an irrevocable trust upon the death of my mother in June 2013. The American Tower …

Adding tenant to cell tower 
We have 1 cell company using our tower. They have been with us 7 yrs. We have been approached by someone wanting to broadcast a new radio station from …

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Revenue Sharing  
What is a common rent for the spaces on a tower in a medium sized community? Also, what are some of the common arrangements for revenue sharing? I've seen …

Cricket Lease rates 
I am wondering what the going rate is for allowing a company (Cricket) to install an antenna on our church's steeple. How much should we ask for. They …

How Do I Get A Cell Provider To Build A Tower on My Property? 
We have a warehouse located on the north side of Chicago less than a mile away from Wrigley Field. Very heavy populated area. It is also one AT&T's many …

Is This The End of Cell Towers? 
Hey Steve, I am very concerned. I have a cell tower on my property in New Jersey and I was just reading an article from the Associated Press and several …

How much does each cellular antenna lease pay in New Jersey? 
I was approached to put antennas on top of our building in Hudson County, NJ for a cell site. A friend of mine has an industrial property in Passaic County, …

Sublease renewal and increase in compensation per industry guideline 
A utility company has an existing utility easement across our property. The easement conveyed to them did not grant them the right to sublease for communication …

Sample Cell Tower Leases for Landlords 
Where Can I quickly get a decent sample cell tower lease agreement (from Landlord's) perspective? I have a plot of land which a telco wants to rent and …

Property for a Cell Tower 
I am a trustee of our church and a telecom company has approached us to lease a 60' x 60' area on our property from us, They are asking for a 10 year …

Cell Tower Attorney or Cell Tower Consultant? 
Does it matter who I hire to get me the best deal? I hope that you don't mind that I borrowed the image from your website to create this satirical motivational …

Mesquite, NV 
Our community is in need of a cell tower. We have been asked to let our providers know of this need as service is poor. No service, dropped calls, etc... …

landlord rights to install a cell tower without tenant consent 
Does the landlord of our leased commercial property have a right to install a cell tower without tenant consent. This will cause an interruption to tenant's …

what is a good revenue escalation yearly on a cell tower 
We have a tower with all the major carriers. What is a fair/good revenue escalation to expect for renegotiating a new lease?

wifi towers 
Looking for current, typical wifi tower (roof-mounted) lease rates, and geographical and site-specific considerations that may drive rent up or down (and …

approached by verizon 
I have been contacted by verizon to lease. I told them that I would rather sell because it is a small piece of property. Does verizon ever purchase instead …

911 tower 
We have been approached for a 100' by 100' space for a 911 tower to service St. Louis County, Missouri. The rent offered is $1000/mo with a 5 year lease …

Size of Property 
How much property is required for a cell phone tower in the city of Austin, TX.

Selling a Cell Tower Lease 
One company told me they typically pay 9 years income for a 20 year lease. This is a new 20 year lease with an additional 20 years in options. They are …

Question about Unison cell tower lease management. 
I have a cell site lease that Unison has been trying to purchase for several years. I was on google searching for a cell tower management company and they …

New tower question for Dickson co. TN. 
I am looking to get a tower set up for my parents, in TN. They are West of Nashville and the development trend over the last couple of years is in that …

Building and owning a cell tower 
Is it possible for a person to build a cell tower on their personal property? If so how would a person go about doing this. What permits would need …

Cell tower lease rates Portland OR 
What is a current fair price to lease roof top space for a cell tower? We are located in the Portland, OR area and have the tallest building in the area …

What is the typical lease for a Cell Site? 
What would be an appropiate amount for a lease in Charleston SC in an urban area near downtown? They are asking to install a 150 feet tower for $1000 …

Looking to lease 6 acres of land in Lenoir County 
Where or who do I need to contact here in North Carolina to look at leasing this property for cell towers?

Churches tax implications 
What are the tax implications for churches that allow a cell tower to be put on its property?

Easement 
A neighbor of mine has signed a lease with T-Mobile to install a monopole tower on his property. He has an easement through my property for access to …

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Rates 
What are the cell tower rates in upstate New York? Also what is the percentage for co carriers?

Negotiating a cell tower lease need help 
We are about to start negotiating a cell tower lease on a rooftop for AT&T wireless and I have tons of questions that I don't want to post here. How …

What do you charge for negotiating a cell tower lease? 
I would like to find out what you charge for negotiating a cell site lease. My attorney is going to charge me a three thousand dollar retainer just to …

Who Covers Cost of New Antenna? 
Hi - My municipality is selling tower lease revenue. One of the bids provides for a little more money upfront, but in exchange, bidder retains 50% of any …

Rooftop cell site leases and cell tower lease rates 
Is there a difference in the rental rates of cell site leases for rooftops versus the cell tower leases on towers that Verizon Wireless and other company's …

Rooftop cell antenna sublease question 
I own a building in New York City. A cell phone carrier offered me $1,250 per month to lease about 100 square feet of space on my roof. I'd like to get …

what is a fair fee for a site agent 
WHAT IS A FAIR FEE FOR A SITE AGENT?

at&t lease in NY 
I have already signed the first lease for 1 year. Then AT&T put it on hold in the last step. Is this the end of the deal or If they cancel the lease can …

New Cell tower on my property 
A cell company, called us and ask for leasing to install cell tower, At this point, I do not want to provide details of my property. If you provide few …

Cell phone equipment on TVA towers 
TVA has a tower that is on my property. They have Sprint equipment on the ground and in the air. A representative from Towercom was on my property recently …

Buyout 
I'm getting offers on my Verizon cell site lease (tower) for around 150k. My monthly rent is about $1100 w/ 3% annual. What can you do for me in the negotiation …

Condominium cell tower lease tax implications 
How does the IRS treat condominium buildings leasing roof space to cell phone companies? Do the winery's form an LLC with K1 distributions? Aren't Condominiums …

Land for lease for tower 
Hi I have approx 50 acres in eastern ky with ridgeline access I work for the wireless industry and know how gaps in coverage go and can tell where things …

Leasing space on a tower 
I'm wondering how much it would cost to lease space on an existing tower to mount a wind turbine, rather than build my own tower. Near Green Bay, WI if …

Height 
Is a cell tower 65 ft high tall enough?

Contracts in NC 
Lets say that there is 200 acres with a 10000 sq ft fenced in area with a tower that 3 people sign a 25yr lease on, 2 of those people die. 1/3 of the check …

Additional cell tower 
Is it possible to have two cell towers on the same block of land? Approximately 300-400 apart.

Cell Tower Lease Time Frame 
I was contacted by a company wanting to lease my land for a verizion cell tower. They came out and did the stakes but I have not heard back from them. …

How can I find out who is looking or needing cell tower locations? 
I have inherited some land in Columbia Louisiana. It has some high ground on it. My brother-in-law said he had been asked about putting a cell tower on …

leasing my land to cell phone company 
I have 3 acres (zoned agriculture) behind my house in which I'm considering reaching out to cell phone provider in efforts to get a lease in place for …

additional insurance 
This is for a church property. The cell tower could be a ground or a steeple one. The church currently has property and liability insurance. What are the …

whats the rate you would pay me to put a tower on my property 
How much will you pay to put a cell tower on my property?

Price of lease per month? 
Does the tower have to be on commercial property?

Location 
How do we go about finding out if a location is a possible site for a tower?

WiFi on Cell Tower 
Does anyone install a WiFi network using a cell tower? We have a cell tower overlooking our neighborhood of about 1000 homes. It is: http://www.cellreception.com/to …

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Lease Rate for Tower Space 
I was just wondering what the going rate for tower space is in California. Someone would like to lease tower space on one of our existing towers to install …

Expert witness 
I am member of a group that opposes a Cell tower in a residential area in Bernardsville, NJ. Verizon is trying to put a 150ft tower in a residential area. …

new antennas on existing tower 
What is the going rate or where do i find out the going rate for add on antennas in new york?

Value of cell tower lease near Jacksonville, FL 
What is a good monthly rental fee for cell tower near Jacksonville, FL? We have been approached tentatively and offered $800 per month, after a three …

Different towers 
What is the percentage of cell towers out there in the United States are monopoles? I have been searching for this answer and can not find anything on …

Illegal Use 
How is it people can use these towers for criminal purposes?

Lease contract 
What would be an appropriate fee that a commercial real estate agent would ask, percentage wise, for them to try to gain me a lease on my tower site. …

Cell tower lease pricing  
How do they come up with tower lease pricing?

Antenna Sled placement 
How far from a rooftop edge should the placement of a sled mounted cellular antenna panels be placed?

Billboard Leases 
Are you interested in adding a billboard lease for an additional revenue stream onto your cell tower leases? Please call to discuss John G. in southern …

Company Called GTP Wants to build a cell tower on my property. 
We were approached by a company called Global Tower Partners GTP to put a cell tower on our land. Their lease looks pretty complicated and their offer …

Lease Rates in Chattanooga, TN Area 
What is an average monthly lease rate for the Chattanooga area? Our site is within a coupe of miles of the mall in a fairly high traffic area.

Cell tower development - Starting from scratch 
My husband and I own land that may be well suited for cell tower development 45 miles outside Indianapolis. We have not been approached by anyone yet are …

Tenant and Landlord Question 
For the past 5 years we subleased a property that included a sublease from the original tenants with a cell tower company to sublease the roof. We are …

How can I inquire about providing a new lease site for a major carrier? 
I am the facility supervisor for a condo complex in the Oakland hills, in the SF Bay area. We are situated in a small high valley that limits cell reception. …

Sold the land, but retained rights to the cell tower lease  Not rated yet
We sold our land, but retained all rights to current cell tower lease, any future extensions or renewals as well. This language was included in the Deed. …

Cell located on a property already lease to someone else Not rated yet
Our organization has a 99 year lease for a piece of land on a major university campus. We built a sorority house on this property in 1964. This past weekend, …

whats an easement on my property worth? Not rated yet
I have been contacted by a Verizon person that does cell tower start ups/leases. The proposed site is actually right next door to my property. I have been …

Church Cell Towers - Part 2 Not rated yet
The Lease is gospel. 1 Timothy 4:16 “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your …

Church Cell Towers - Part 1 Not rated yet
By Steve Kazella Church Cell Towers Back in 2009, I was asked by a publication, Church Solutions magazine to write an article for them about Churches …

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