Rooftop antenna tower leasing is similar to cell tower leasing, however there is usually much less space for the transmission equipment. More importantly, while wireless carriers or cell tower companies usually own the cell towers and are in charge of any subleasing or collocation, rooftop owners can lease space to multiple carriers and receive multiple income streams.
Left to their own devices, carriers will utilize the leased space in whatever fashion they determine best meets their bottom line, sometimes eliminating the opportunity for the building owner to lease to other carriers. While rarely done intentionally, installing equipment as inexpensively as possible is a standard cost-cutting measure and may restrict the ability to grant space to other wireless antenna equipment companies.
If the wireless company wishes to install a generator on the roof, the building owner should be concerned about the potential noise especially on residential buildings like condos. Furthermore, it is essential that the building owner negotiate reasonable restrictions on when construction activities will occur. (These conditions should not include construction activities that are related to emergencies.)
Just as with cell tower sites, two rooftop properties located less than a half-mile apart can still have vastly different monetary values to a single carrier. Similarly, the same rooftop can have totally different values to several different carriers. Let our seasoned experts assess how your lease compares to other leases in the area based on our cell site lease rent database.
If you are in a current rooftop leasing arrangement and want to know for sure whether you are receiving the rate you should, visit our rooftop cell site audit services page. Then contact us or call us at 1-877-428-6937 to help you get the most out of your rooftop leasing negotiations.
Please note: We are not able to market your rooftop cell site to any carriers. For more information on rooftop marketing, please see our Featured Article: Cell Tower Marketing: What to Watch Out For