While there are a lot of things we do well, we are not good at helping you find someone to lease your property. It’s not just us either. If someone asks you for a fee to help you get a tower on your property- run. See this page on why it is difficult to get a cell tower on your property and why we don’t offer services for landowners to do so.
Because there is no MLS for cell tower leases and wireless carriers and tower companies keep their lease data a a closely held secret, most people contacted by a wireless provider or cell tower company do not know where to begin the fair market valuation their property. Another obstacle is the fact that there is usually a large discrepancy between what cell tower leases command in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Furthermore, even two cell tower leases located just one mile apart may have distinctly different values.
For example, you may find other websites claiming that $1,500 a month is a standard cell tower lease rate, but that is just bad advice. Landowners asking $1,500 a month may find the wireless carrier moving on to the candidate down the block. However, for some landowners, $1,500 a month might be too low, simply because some locations can command a higher price. The average cell tower ground lease in 2021 in the entire country in our cell tower lease database is $1,300/mo. but for every $100/month lease, there is also a $10,000/mo. lease.
(While we would love to help you get a $10,000/month lease- they are like honest cell tower lease consultants like Steel in the Air- very rare.)
The challenge is that no reliable public source for this information exists. If you have found this website, chances are you have already confirmed this in your research. Fortunately, at Steel in the Air, Inc., we maintain what we believe is the most thorough cell site lease rate database in the industry. We have been gathering cell tower data for longer than most of our competitors have been in the industry.
Don’t assume that because your neighbor, friend or cousin got “X” amount for their cell phone tower, you’ll receive the same offer. Chances are that; your properties are not the same: They are invariably different sizes; have different zoning classifications; have different ground elevation; and different proximities to cities and roadways. Every property is unique, so naturally, every location’s fair market value differs.
In our fair market evaluations, we don’t look simply at the comparable lease data and other inquiries being made in the area; we also reverse engineer the process to gain an advantage from the carrier’s perspective. We’re able to do this because we were once owners of a wireless site acquisition firm. We have negotiated hundreds of leases on behalf of wireless carriers and tower companies and we know the tactics and secrets they use better than anyone. We can reverse engineer what they are looking at and tell you where your property is strong or weak as the case may be.
Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge necessary to negotiate your cell phone tower lease agreement on fair terms. Just consider for a moment, the cost of forgoing a measly $100/month. Over 25 years, that adds up to $40,000 – significantly greater than the cost of our services. See our Cell Tower Lease Rate chart and our new Lease Rates Calculator.
Please contact us for a free lat rate quote on our services. We will take a quick look at your situation and will not take on a consultation unless we think we can be of value. If we think that there are clearly other options for the carrier, we will tell you that before you retain us