Tax Consequences of a Cell Tower Lease

Be wary of tower company agents that try to pass themselves off as tax experts. Expect to see advice dispensed despite disclaimers that they can not provide tax advice. Some cell tower companies may advise that their particular offer with Cell tower lease rates qualifies to be treated as capital gains as opposed to regular […]

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Types of Tower Leases

A land owner can be approached by an agent for a cellular provider for either of two types of telecommunications tower leases. The benefits and fair market values for each vary for different reasons. Below, we weigh the pros and cons rooftop leases and ground leases. Rooftop Leases Rooftop leases can be offered for a […]

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Components of a Cell Tower Lease

A number of components of a cell tower lease. The quality of attributes related to a potential lease will determine the possible value of a cell tower lease. The most important of these factors deserved its own post. If you haven’t already read about fair market value, do so first before continuing on with this post. […]

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AT&T Contacted You About a Lease

What should you do if AT&T contacted you about a lease? An owner of a cell tower or property under review for cell tower construction is likely to be optimistic about being contacted by a major carrier. If you have been contacted by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you can expect each company to operate differently […]

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Sprint Contacted You About a Lease

What should you do if Sprint contacted you about a lease? An owner of a cell tower or property under review for cell tower construction is likely to be optimistic about being contacted by a major carrier. If you have been contacted by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you can expect each company to operate differently and play […]

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T-Mobile Contacted you about a lease

What should you do if T-Mobile contacted you about a lease? An owner of a cell tower or property under review for cell tower construction is likely to be optimistic about being contacted by a major carrier. If you have been contacted by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you can expect each company to operate differently and play […]

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Jun
18

AT&T Leasing in Mexico

Telesites is currently ironing out a deal to lease towers to AT&T in Mexico. If completed, this deal would open up AT&T to the roughly 11,000 towers Telesites owns in the county. AT&T leasing in Mexico increased in early 2015 and the company has been acquiring tower leases at a rapid pace.  Their goal is expand […]

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Jun
17

Common Strategies for Lease Buyouts

Landowners with current leases are frequently contacted by 3rd parties with offers to purchase their leases, with a cell tower lease buyout. The frequency of those contacts borders on telemarketing and can be extremely frustrating if not frightening to deal with.  You will likely be offered single lump sum payments in exchange for a release […]

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Verizon contacted you about a lease

Verizon contacted you about a lease for what may be a variety of reasons.  They may be interested in leasing your property for new construction or installation on a rooftop. If you have existing equipment, they may want to add new utilities or equipment to your structure. Perhaps they are looking for your approval on […]

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Jun
04

Rate Variance on Tower Contracts

Realizing that monthly rate variance on tower contracts from the single digits to the tens of thousands monthly doesn’t provide a site owner with any real negotiating power.  You can easily purchase a car for  $100 to $100,000 depending on any number of factors obvious to most of the public with even a cursory understanding […]

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