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.

Oct 13, 2016

Cell Towers in Canada | Canadian Landlords Can Trust Airwave Management.

Talk to the Cell Tower Lease Experts Landlords with Cell Towers in Canada turn to most.

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Oct 09, 2016

Rent Payment

I have no contact information for Sprint so that I can get the rent amount straight for the Landlord.

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Oct 09, 2016

Purchase a perpetual easement

Have a 50 yr lease agreement now at 1400 per month,15. o/o with added carriers and GNP increase We are getting up in yrs, they offered to buy out our

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Oct 09, 2016

dimensions required for a cell tower and for the property it will be built on.

Dear Sir or madam, What are the Requirements for zoning restrictions and for desires of the carrier who might rent the cell phone tower. How many feet

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Oct 09, 2016

We are a public school

We are a public school and have been approached by a company representing Verizon. They would like to replace one of our light poles at our football field

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Oct 09, 2016

cell tower lease rate

There is an existing tower on our property. The lease payment still goes to previous owner through a verbal agreement. How can I find the terms of such

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Oct 09, 2016

Cell tower lease

I am looking to purchase a peice of property that has 3 towers on it at this time. I guess I need to find out whose towers they are and ask them how much

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Oct 09, 2016

Owned or leased

Im buying property in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. There are two towers on the property. Do the tower people own the land or rent it?

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Oct 09, 2016

Revenue share agreements when additional carriers are added

Hi There What is reasonable expectation of negotiating additional revenue as additional carriers are added to the tower. I assume a flat fee regardless

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Oct 09, 2016

cell tower in Alexandria Alabama

We have property on highway 431 near Alexandria, Al. Verizon approached us about building a tower there, 100 X 100 ft property. first offer was 600.00

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Oct 09, 2016

New Tower At&t 5k for 25yr

I live in an out of the way mountain town in Ky. My property sits 3.5 acres on a hill on top of a hill. At&t has horrible coverage in this area and is

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Oct 09, 2016

Insurance and indemnification

Our proposed lease to Verizon has requirement that we carry a million dollar commercial general liability policy. It also has multiple indemnification

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Oct 09, 2016

Tower Lease Rates

As part of the New Zealand Government Aid programme in the South Pacific a 60 meter tower has been constructed for the Government of Kiribati on the south

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Oct 09, 2016


What is the average amount of land these companies look for?

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Oct 09, 2016

How do government lease rates vary by density? (urban/rural/etc.)

I'm researching lease rates to make a recommendation to a government client. This could include hiring a company like yours to review their portfolio.

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Oct 09, 2016


I have attempted to call Verizon Wireless Properties at 866-862-4404 and have received no return calls, after leaving 17 messages. I am attempting to

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Oct 09, 2016

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

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Oct 09, 2016

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

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Oct 09, 2016


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 to

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Oct 09, 2016

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

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Oct 09, 2016


What percent should I ask for if carrier sub leases?

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Oct 09, 2016

Is the SBA buy out offer good.

Have a lease that has been paying $465 per month on a land tower for 16 years. They are seeking a buyout with a 99 year lease for initial offer of $80,000.

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Sep 23, 2016

Cell Tower Leases Reviewed Negotiated by AirWave Management, Wireless Experts

Do Not Get Burned On Cell Tower Leases, Airwave Management Has Helped Hundreds Of Cell Site Landlords Get A Fair Deal.

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Jul 20, 2016

Sales price for lease buyout

We have an active lease in an industrial area in Detroit that pays around $2,000 per month, and we've had some interest by a couple of firms to buy it

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Jul 20, 2016

Size of footprint

Is there a typical footprint size for a cell tower. My church is in negotiations with Crown Castle. 2 years ago they inquired about a 50' X 50' footprint.

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Jul 16, 2016

ATT Wireless Cell Tower Lease Assistance | AT&T 4G LTE Upgrade Assistance

ATT Wireless Cell Tower Lease Review and Negotiation Services for Landlords and Property Owners Who Have AT&T as their Tenant.

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Jul 15, 2016

Cell tower lease in Ouachita County (Camden, AR)

My mother was approached by an AT&T representative requesting to put a cell tower on her property. The are is about. 7 miles south of Camden Arkansas

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Jul 15, 2016

Atlas Tower co.

Atlas Tower contacted us in Fairbanks Alaska. Is Atlas a company you deal with --- you do not mention them in your intro. Sounds like your initial review

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Jul 15, 2016

mother's cell tower

My mother is in a nursing home. She had a stroke last year and is somewhat confused. In 2013 she had an offer from American Tower (I think) to buy her

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Jul 15, 2016

Verizon identified location

Steve, Verizon made an offer of $6,000 per year to place an antenna on the roof of our shopping center a few months ago. We turned them down. Seemingly

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Jul 15, 2016

fair market value

I have 10 acres in Thompsonville Mi and Verizon came by and possibly wants to pay $500 a mo for 20-30 yr lease for 1 acre in middle of my property,nothing

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Jul 15, 2016

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

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Jul 15, 2016

lease re-negotiation

I have a 12 year old, 150′, mono pole tower on my land. American tower bought the tower about 3 years ago from GTP. There are 5 carriers on the tower,

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Jul 15, 2016

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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Jul 15, 2016

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

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Jul 15, 2016

Cancelling Lease. Possible?

I am interested in purchasing an industrial property that happens to have a 250 ft cell tower. It is a ground lease with an 8% revenue sharing agreement.

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Jul 15, 2016

Tower Rates in Northwestern PA

Was approached by a company to put up a tower. They wanted to give us a lump sum of $35,000 which we declined. They then offered $65,000 in a lump sum.

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Jul 15, 2016

Lease buyout

Hello, my in-laws are not tech or lease savvy. They have a Verizon tower leased at what I consider horrible terms. It is in year seven of a twenty year

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Jul 15, 2016

SBA & American Tower Sites

I currently own 2 tower sites SBA site & American Tower sites, which are expiring in 2 years. My question is how do you charge for your services?

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May 25, 2016

long term contracts when property changes is sold

If you purchase land with a cell tower, does the contract have to be re-negotiated with the new land owners?

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May 25, 2016

Adding antennas

The tower owner added antennas to the tower with out my knowledge can I up the rent?

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May 18, 2016

Sprint antenna to come off tower?

Lately I was told by SBA that Sprint announced they are taking their antennas off celltowers. I lease to SBA and have only a Sprint antenna on my celltower

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May 18, 2016


How is it that Crown Castle can use my brother's land to access their tower without approval to do so? I have been working with Anthony M. a real estate

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May 02, 2016

tower buy out

I have an tower on my property that American Tower leases from us. We have had an offer from ATC Sequoia LLC to pay us a substantial amount more (double)

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Apr 26, 2016

SBA lease agreement

I purchased a property in 2003 that the former lease owner was foreclosed on. I purchased from the owner who foreclosed on previous owner. The lease contract

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Apr 25, 2016

Lease rate existing tower

Can American Tower piggy back to avoid paying for additional carriers? At the end of twenty year lease with two seven year options can they automatically

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Apr 18, 2016

Cell tower land lease

I live in a mountainous area in Idaho about 8 miles from the nearest tower, and interstate 15. Nobody throughout the canyon receives signal for their cell

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Apr 18, 2016

Who pays the Electric Bill/

Who pays the electric bill at a cell site? How is it separated from the building it sits on?

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Apr 18, 2016

I own 20 apartment communities and I have been contacted.

I am looking for a good firm to represent me obtaining leases.

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