Municipalities have a tendency to handle things internally, deciding upon best-practice solutions for sustainable, strategic results that benefit their constituents. We applaud any pro-active problem-solving, yet want to be clear that when it comes to wireless lease negotiations or the efficient deployment of wireless technologies and infrastructure, expert advice can save money and instill peace of mind – well into the future. We’ve created this website to be a valuable public resource for our clients and potential clients. When it comes to procuring the best possible lease rates for wireless leases, we can help with that, and handle the negotiations for you. However, if you represent a municipality that wants to limit its reliance on outside organizations, we can advise you on the process-steps towards building and operating your own cell tower.
Contrast that with the municipality that leases land on which a wireless carrier or tower company builds a tower. The municipality would receive somewhere between $12,000 – $24,000 per year depending upon the tower location. In this case, the annual revenue would be the same, regardless of the number of tenants. Even if the municipality were able to negotiate a lease wherein it would receive an increase in rent along with the collocation of additional wireless tenants, the total revenue would still fall short of the revenue received if the municipality owned the tower outright.
If your municipality is contemplating leasing land to a wireless provider or has been approached by a tower company to build a tower on municipal property, please contact us for additional information.