Welcome to Steel in the Air

Since 2004, Steel in the Air has been assisting property owners, government entities and small tower owners in lease negotiations with wireless carriers, tower companies and lease buyout companies.

Whether you've been approached by a wireless carrier to lease your land for a cell tower build, or you have questions regarding renegotiating your lease, our cell tower lease experts will help you make a well-informed decision.

We've helped broker over $1 billion in wireless assets, and and are confident that we can maximize your wireless lease assets, too.

Steel in the Air has created this website to be a valuable public resource for anyone involved in wireless infrastructure transactions.

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What is a Cell Tower Lease Agreement?

Part of the wireless companies' attempts to provide the best service to the largest number of people is the discovery and acquisition of new sites on which to place cellphone towers. These cell towers, while owned by the wireless company, are placed on land that is leased from the property owner. Site acquisition agents are charged with finding the most suitable candidates, as quickly as possible. The agent will then contact the property owner with an initial lease rate offer, which can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands or more. After a verbal agreement is made, a formal agreement is drafted and signed.

While time is of the essence when it comes to cell tower lease agreements, we can't emphasize enough how important it is to contact a reputable cell tower lease expert. All cell tower leases are not created equally, there is no standard cell tower lease rate and the difference in value from one cell tower to another can differ drastically, even if the towers are located right next to each other. If you were given an unclear business offer, you wouldn't jump into it blindly would you? You'd seek an expert opinion from someone who has your best interest at heart.

New Cell Tower Leases
Cell Tower Lease Buyouts
Lease Extensions
Cell Tower Valuation

Our Reputation

At Steel in the Air, we value our corporate reputation and can proudly say that we deserve it. For expert, ethical and data-driven guidance on anything related to the cell tower industry, contact us.

Since 2004, we have:

  • Assisted 2,500+ clients nationwide with cellular asset valuation and lease negotiations
  • Reviewed 8,000+ cellular leases
  • Performed 3,000+ consultations
  • Tracked 285,000 cell towers and cell sites
  • Helped broker $1 billion in tower sales
  • Received 250+ glowing testimonials

Our Client Testimonials

Crown eventually did agree to (what you suggested). We appreciate all of your help and could not have gotten this far without your guidance.

Mary Ann from Carmel, NY
Crown Castle, Proposed Lease

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Cellular Asset Database

Steel in the Air's proprietary database comprises four major areas of client inquiry: Cellular Lease Rates, Lease Buyouts, Tower Sales and Tower Locations. Our cell site data spans all 50 states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. We actively poll public entities regarding their wireless leases and input specific data points. We utilize and cross-check public sources, such as the FCC, with private sources (e.g., our clients) to ensure that all variables are relevant, accurate and actionable. We have amassed more data about lease valuations, tower locations, industry players and final settlement offers than any other expert who advises landowners.