We estimate that AT&T has approximately 80,000 cell sites and another 50,000 to 75,000 small cells across the country. On an annual basis, we estimate that AT&T leases between 1,500 and 2,500 new sites. In 95%+ of these situations, AT&T is leasing the land or access to a tower, building, or other structure. These AT&T cell site or cell tower leases are valuable. If you have come to this page looking to get a lease with AT&T or have mistakenly found our page while trying to contact AT&T, please note that Steel in the Air is not connected with AT&T. You can find information about how to contact AT&T Network Real Estate here.
AT&T Mobility is the merger company of multiple other companies over the last 30 years, including Bell South, part of Alltel, Cingular, Dobson, and Cricket.
It is a legal agreement between AT&T and a landowner that defines the rights and obligations each party has regarding the placement of a cell tower on the landowner’s property. The lease is typically for a fixed period. AT&T and other wireless carriers prefer to enter leases as opposed to buying property, due to the lower upfront investment and the lower costs and maintenance for leased property.
AT&T’s typical wireless tower lease works like this:
Here are just a few of the suggestions we give our clients:
We are experts with AT&T cell tower leases, having reviewed thousands of them over the last 20 years. During that time, we have helped more than 500 landowners with AT&T lease agreements and proposals. Here what we can do for you:
Help you with Proposed AT&T Wireless Leases
You may have been contacted by an AT&T representative (aka, site acquisition agent) regarding the construction of a cell tower on your property. We can:
If you already have an AT&T lease, you may have been contacted by AT&T’s agents looking to extend the lease. In most cases, you don’t need to extend the lease unless it is within 5 years of the final expiration of the lease. We are experts in valuing expiring leases, since we’ve reviewed more than any other consultant.
Here’s what we can do for you:
If you have received an offer to extend, you may have also received a request to lower the rent. You are probably somewhat familiar with lease renegotiation tactics (also referred to as lease optimization). AT&T retains third party optimization agents who will try to get you to agree to better lease terms (for them). They use certain “tricks of the trade,” like high-pressure sales tactics and implied threats of termination to convince (coerce) you into worse lease terms and conditions.
We will review the situation and:
Eventually, almost every lease holder receives an offer to purchase their lease. Most landowners are contacted by multiple companies who want to buy the lease. Some of these companies also try to make you think that if you don’t sell, that your lease will be terminated. We help landowners daily determine what their best options are.
We analyze your site location and:
Some of our clients have great attorneys who know real estate, but don’t know as much about telecom leases. We can help you (and them) understand the nuances of a wireless lease.
If you need help with anything regarding an AT&T cell tower lease, here is our commitment to you: