Cell Tower Leasing Information Blog

The Cell Tower Lease Blog provides updated content information from AirWave Management, the leading independent wireless leasing and infrastructure consulting company whose principals have been in the industry since its inception. This team of experts have held various executive and management positions in the wireless industry and have developed wireless networks for the leading wireless carriers as well as performed services for some of the nation's leading real estate development corporations. Their expertise has been sought out by major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Gannett Company, various Advanced Publications newspapers as well as Crane's New York Business.

May 21, 2015

Collapsed Cell Tower Lightning Strike

This Verizon Wireless guyed wire cell tower was struck by lightning and collapsed into itself twice. They are designed to fall into themselves and fold

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May 18, 2015

Change of land ownership

What address do I use to send a change of ownership to.

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May 18, 2015

Lease administration contact information

i need to get a hold of a Lease administration please i have a lease for antenna in Glendale California can you provide the information?

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May 18, 2015

Competitive Lease Rate

What is a competitive lease rate for a rooftop cell Tower -12 PANEL ANTENNAS (4 PER SECTOR; 3 SECTORS TOTAL)? The rooftop is located in a densely populated

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May 15, 2015

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

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May 15, 2015

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

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May 15, 2015

Am I getting a fair value for my land in leasing to Verizon ?

I am in the final stages of signing with Verizon on a 25 year lease to put a tower on my property in Orange, Texas. It is in a very good area I believe,

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May 15, 2015

Is it better extend you lease or sell it outright

I've has several offers to buy out my lease But they don't make me a offer I can live with. Also crown castel wants to extend my lease by 70 yrs. but

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May 07, 2015

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

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May 01, 2015

cell tower worth

We have a cell tower on our property currently bringing in $30,000 a year. I'd like to know if for the area and amount of companies using it if this amount

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Apr 25, 2015

New lease

My father died and left me a parcel of land with a cell tower. The lease expires in two years. After the lessee was informed of my father's demise, they

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Apr 25, 2015

Church Cell Towers - Part 2

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

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Apr 25, 2015

Church Cell Towers - Part 1

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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Apr 25, 2015

New Lease, waiting for my signature.

Hello, I have a written lease that Verizon is waiting for me to sign. The agreement is for $1200 monthly rental and a 3% annual increase. I live in Tucson

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Apr 25, 2015

Selling Verizon cell tower lease that has right of first refusal

I have a rooftop verizon wireless lease for a cell site they built a few years ago. I did not know what i was doing, i thought that i got a good monthly

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Apr 24, 2015

Site Leasing

I have been contacted by an Agent of a Leasing Company about putting a Cell Tower on my property in Miami, Florida. What is the going rate for leases

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Apr 24, 2015

additional carrier add on without paying

My lease is with ATT, ATT sold to Crown castle recently and I’m getting paid from Crown castle every month. I noticed recently Sprint wireless is on the

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Apr 23, 2015

Verizon lease Michigan

We own 160 acres in mid Michigan and Verizon contacted us for a tower lease. The terms where $500 a month for 30 years with 2% increase every year. Wondering

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Apr 22, 2015

We are considering building our own tower...

We are in an area that US cell has only one roof top site.. the other carriers have no sites we are aware of as well as other needs for the community including

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Apr 20, 2015

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

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Apr 16, 2015

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

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Apr 16, 2015

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

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Apr 16, 2015




Apr 14, 2015

I have a verizon lease being transferred to American Tower

My lease is for 5/5yr cycles. I have just begun the 2nd 5yr cycle. My lease increases 10% at the beginning of each 5 yr cycle. I have been pursued by

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Apr 14, 2015

cell site lease rate

I have a cell site lease, along I-55 about 85 miles south of St. Louis MO. It is a 200ft tower. How do I go about getting a better lease or if I want to

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Apr 12, 2015

lease rate

I am renewing my US cellular tower lease rate. My tower is in Morgantown WV. Directly across the interstate from me is a verizon tower. This tower

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Apr 12, 2015

Looking to lease out property for Cellular use.

I have two parcels of land. Both are located in southern Utah, approx 5 miles south of Cedar City. One is adjacent to I-15 and consists of 100 acres (

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Apr 12, 2015

American Tower leasing a Verizon Tower

I have had a verizon tower about 17 years. I was recently sent a paper to sign allowing American Tower to lease from Verizon. They just assume you will

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Apr 12, 2015

Understanding key issues regarding lease agreements with American Tower

I am looking for a crash course in leasing with American Tower. What is the typical process when entering into a lease agreement with AT? What are the

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Apr 10, 2015

Cell Tower Lease Rates >> the Dirty Little Secret

Cell Tower Lease Rates Exposed by Airwave Management

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Apr 04, 2015

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

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Apr 04, 2015


We are talking with a carrier that wants to put a tower on our church property. We want language in the contract regarding sub leasing and their agent

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Apr 04, 2015

American Tower acquisition of Verizon tower

Hi, We have Verizon on our property in Lower Lake California. We just received a letter from American Tower asking us to sign a Sublease and Leaseback

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Mar 28, 2015

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

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Mar 28, 2015

Verizon Sale of Leases to American Tower

Does our current lease agreement with Verizon automatically transfer to American Tower with the lease/sale of tower sites or can we renegotiate the lease?

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Mar 26, 2015

Black Dot

Who is black Dot ? Are they associated with AT&T?

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Mar 26, 2015

Sprint Upgrade Alert - What Cell Site Landlords Need To Know

Talk To Airwave About The Proposed Sprint Upgrade or Past Cell Site Expansions On Your Rooftop

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Mar 26, 2015

SBA Communications Cell Tower Lease Experts and Consultants

Airwave helps landlords with SBA Communications cell tower lease questions.

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Mar 26, 2015

Small Cell Lease Rates Exposed

Small Cell Leases - The Dirty Little Secret Verizon and AT&T Does Not Want You To Read

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Mar 26, 2015

Cell Site Management Exposed

The Dirty Little Secret The Cell Site Management Industry Does Not Want You To Think About

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Mar 26, 2015

American Tower Verizon Cell Tower Deal >> What Landlords Need To Know

American Tower Verizon Wireless Cell Tower Acquisition >> Airwave Management breaks it down for cell tower landlords.

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Mar 26, 2015

Selling the easement rights

I have been approached three times by Unison Site Management and they have made lump sum offers each time for the easement rights to the Verizon tower

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Mar 26, 2015


I have been working w/Verizon on the rental agreement for my building.Verizon has plans to install a single mini tower w/two heads at the rooftop. We are

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Mar 26, 2015

Landlord deceased

The Landlord on the contract is deceased. How do we transfer contract / income to heirs?

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Mar 26, 2015

Office building cell site

I am extending the agreement with Verizon on the roof of an office building and want to use a license agreement. Do you know where I can get a landlord-friendly

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Mar 26, 2015

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

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Mar 26, 2015

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.

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Mar 26, 2015

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

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Mar 26, 2015

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

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