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has assisted landowners, government entities, venue & business owners with cell tower lease negotiations against wireless carriers, celltower companies and lease buyout companies. We’ve helped broker over $2.4 billion in cellular assets, and are confident that we can maximize the value of your wireless lease or tower assets, as well.


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contains more data about cell site lease valuations, tower locations, lease extensions & lease buyout offers than any other private database in the country. Our proprietary database spans all 50 states, as well as parts of Canada and the Caribbean, and encompasses over 285K cell tower locations.


At Steel in the Air, we value our corporate reputation and can proudly say that we deserve it. Contact us for expert, ethical and data-driven guidance on anything related to the cell tower industry. Since 2004, we have: Assisted 3,300+ clients nationwide with cellular asset valuation & lease negotiations Reviewed 10,000+ cellular leases Performed 3,000+ consultations Tracked 285,000 cell towers Brokered $1.5 billion+ in tower sales Received 250+ glowing testimonials

See How SITA Compares to Other Lease Advisors

At Steel in the Air, we maintain core values of integrity, customer loyalty and unparalleled expertise. Not only are we ethical, we are completely transparent when it comes to our goals as a company and our understanding of industry dynamics, which we are happy to explain to you. Perhaps most importantly, we are committed to providing excellent service. While we won’t pretend to work for free, we do offer a significant amount of free guidance – all throughout our website. However, when something requires research or specific positioning, we will propose a fair rate and allow you to choose a payment option that works best.


  • Our rent more than doubled, we received future revenue share and a substantial signing bonus. We never could for the life of us been able to get through this whole process without having SITA aboard! Nice little nest egg to leave the children while we enjoy the benefits today. we will recommend SITA to anybody.
    Gerald from FL Private Landowner, CCI Lease Extension
  • The report provided by Steel In The Air was very thorough and informative.
    Nancy from FL Church Pastor, Crown Castle Lease/Tower Buyout
  • We just signed off on the lease extension at the top of the range of values recommended by SITA. The assessment was great!
    Valissa from CO Church Administrator, Lease Expiration
  • Our client was very happy with the amount of the increase achieved with the help of the assessment from SITA. It took a great deal of time to get the deal done but it was worth it.
    Craig from MN Attorney for Landowner, ATC Lease Extension
  • Ken, Thank you for your guidance throughout this process. Your expertise has given us confidence every step of the way! Warmest regards,
    Josh from OH SBA, Lease Buyout - Tower Company



Steel in the air, November 23, 2020 by Ken Schmidt

We break down how to address tax and utility reimbursement in your cell tower lease and advise on what to watch out for. Read here for more details.

How will the Sprint/T-Mobile merger impact my cell tower lease?

Steel in the air, Aug 1, 2019 by Ken Schmidt

The recent Department of Justice agreement with Sprint and T-Mobile and the requirements for divestitures to DISH will negatively impact some leases while being beneficial to others. Read here for more details.

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    What is a Cell Tower Lease Agreement?

    Wireless carriers are in the business of providing cellular service to their customers, and like any other business, their goal is to achieve a profit by providing the best possible service to the largest number of people. In order to remain competitive, carriers must invest in the discovery and acquisition of new cell sites and cell towers. Wireless carriers and/ or cell tower companies typically own the infrastructure upon which wireless equipment is placed. However, the land beneath the cell tower is owned by and leased from a landlord, which is typically a private property owner or government entity, such as a county or public works department. Site acquisition agents are charged with finding the most suitable candidates (potential cell sites), as quickly as possible. Once several viable options have been scouted, agents will contact the property owner with an initial lease rate offer (and other terms), which can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands or more per month. 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 before signing anything – and that includes “simple” Lease Extension Amendments as well. Recall that while there are average lease rates for a given set of variables (like location, type of tower and identity of carrier) there is no standard cell tower lease rate, and the difference in value from one cell tower to another can be drastic. If you received a vague business proposal, you wouldn’t jump into it blindly would you? You’d seek an expert opinion from someone who has your best interest at heart.

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