Our Company: Learn More About Tower Genius
You’re probably here to learn about Tower Genius, the USA’s best cell tower lease consultants. For years the only option for most property owners and cell tower landlords has been to call their local attorney or family attorney or ask somebody who has a cell tower lease what to do when approached with a cell site lease offer. The problem is that your local family lawyer, bless their heart, probably doesn’t know much about cell tower leases, let alone what your cell tower lease agreement is really worth. And the guy on the other side of town that you are asking advice from probably signed a terrible cell site lease contract over a decade ago, and if you listen to them you will probably have the same results. This is where our company can help you.
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Meet the Partners at Tower Genius, LLC. Kevin Donohue & Steve Kazella
Meet the Tower Genius Team
Our company is not only comprised of the two founders Kevin Donohue and Steve Kazella, we have an outstanding team of professionals who are here to make sure your cell site project receives the attention it needs. Meet our fantastic team members, David Weiner, Mansour Hassan, and Olivia Kazella.
How Our Company Works With Cell Tower Landlords
The best thing about Tower Genius is that we provide win-win solutions for our clients, allowing them to succeed at their cell tower negotiations, while helping to make sure the lease agreement document is acceptable to the cellular carrier or cell tower manager they are dealing with.
We are a wireless telecommunications real estate solutions company based out of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and we are a company that you can trust. We’ve focused on helping cell tower landlords and property owners like you solve the cell site leasing puzzle. Looking for an industry expert familiar with cell tower rent rates and negotiations who can assist you? Whether you’ve been contacted about having a cell tower built on your land, or if American Tower needs a lease renewal, Crown Castle wants to expand their leased area, SBA Communications wants to purchase a perpetual easement, T-Mobile Sprint wants you to sign a lease optimization amendment, DISH Wireless needs to put a 5G cell site on your rooftop, AT&T wants to amend your lease due to a generator upgrade, Verizon Wireless want to lower your rooftop rent before your lease expires, or you just need a fast cell tower rent rate consultation, Tower Genius LLC can help.
If you have any questions about our cell site lease consulting process for helping you negotiate a cell tower lease quickly and for fair terms, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime by calling 1-888-313-9750 or by filling out the Contact Form on this page!
More About Tower Genius Partners Kevin & Steve
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About Us: Tower Genius’ Partner Bios
Kevin F. Donohue, Managing Partner – Kevin is a telecom infrastructure professional who has held various executive positions with both major Fortune 500 wireless telecom firms as well as developing multi-million dollar consulting firms that have serviced the top names in the telecommunications industry throughout the United States. He has a proven track record of successfully taking small start-up companies and finding the right strategic partners and joint ventures to assist in sustained growth and profitability. He is one of the top experts in both the Wireless Telecom Infrastructure Industry as well as the Vertical Real Estate Business.
His expertise has been sought by major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s NY Business, and the Gannett Newspapers regarding changing market trends in wireless infrastructure as well as writing municipal codes that are used nationwide. Mr. Donohue is a graduate of Iona College, with a Degree in Marketing with concentrations in Finance and Psychology.
Kevin Donohue began his wireless infrastructure career in 1987, working for Nynex Mobile where he held numerous Management and Executive positions in the Network Implementation Group including being responsible for the Real Estate, Zoning, Construction, and Equipment Engineering Departments for the New York Metro area. In this capacity, Kevin was responsible for the deployment of all cell sites in New York and Northern New Jersey. Kevin was also a leader of the Nynex Mobile Emergency Response TeamKevin has built networks for Verizon, T-Mobile, Bell South Mobility, Cricket, and Sprint PCS handled setting up emergency cell phone coverage to assist rescue personnel in times of emergencies.
Donohue formed Integrated Wireless Alliance in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the new wireless carriers that were looking to implement their networks. Kevin has built networks for Verizon, T-Mobile, Bell South Mobility, Cricket and Sprint PCS throughout the United States. In addition, IWA was contracted to work with many Fortune 500 companies to assist them with various wireless projects including Shell Oil where IWA was the industry expert in a $56 Millionspecializes in mobile telecommunications development, implementation and project management, tower leasing, cell site valuations, and lawsuit that was successfully defended due to IWA’s expertise.
Stephen L. Kazella, Partner & Founder – Steve is the founder of Tower Genius, LLC, he is a telecommunications professional who specializes in mobile telecommunications development, implementation and project management, tower leasing, cell site valuations, and rooftop management. He has previously been a Senior Manager at Fortune 500 Company and has provided consulting services to several major wireless carriers. Steve worked in Budapest, Hungary 6 years, and during his service with Habitat for Humanity International as an International Partner developed new Habitat affiliates throughout Hungary. He is a fluent Hungarian speaker and has interpreted for President Jimmy Carter, the US Secret Service, and multiple NGO and Multinational Corporate CEO in Hungary and Central Europe. Mr. Kazella has been quoted in The New York Times and multiple publications on matters about the cell tower industry and graduated from Montclair State College with a BS Degree in 1993.
Kazella joined IWA in 2000 as a Real Estate Project Manager, providing consulting services for Sprint PCS in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties, for Verizon Wireless in Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, and T-Mobile in Northern New Jersey, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Steve was responsible for the identification, procurement, reporting, and initial zoning coordination for wireless communication sites involving Radio Frequency and Architectural Engineers, Construction Managers and Attorneys, and staffing of outsourced telecommunications projects.
Under the supervision of Mr. Donohue, Steve conducted wireless infrastructure site surveys on 95 sites in San Diego and Houston. Between 2000-2002, Steve negotiated over 100 cell tower leases in the New York Metropolitan area worth between $600,000 and $2,000,000 each, managing sites from initial search and negotiation through site design, environmental assessment, zoning, through thecan answer all of your cell site lease questions and solve all of your cell tower lease-related problems construction of cellular sites.
- There is a very high probability that we help you and we can answer all of your cell site lease questions and solve all of your cell tower lease related problems.
- We are a company that you can trust and that has been doing this for a long time.
- And we are the kind of people that you would feel comfortable having over for a family dinner.
In 2006, Kevin Donohue and Steve Kazella began providing wireless telecommunications leasing services to municipalities, as they observed Town Attorneys, Mayors, and Supervisors struggle to craft a wireless bid or maximize values on municipal property. Later, Kazella and Donohue saw an even bigger opportunity to provide wireless lease consulting services to property owners and landlords in addition to municipalities, founding Airwave Management LLC in 2009. Today, Tower Genius, LLC is the leading carrier-neutral cell tower lease consulting firm exclusively servicing property owners, landlords, and municipalities across the United States. Kevin and Steve’s backgrounds having worked in-house and later as subcontractors for cellular carriers to build out entire wireless networks, their knowledge of leasing cell sites on the carrier side, and now on the Owner side, along with owning and managing their along with owning and managing their towers towers, give them the well-rounded understanding of the ins and outs of the wireless leasing industry that others simply do not have.
About Tower Genius’ Expertise
Four decades of combined wireless development and leasing experience and hundreds of clients served
Completed transactions in all 50 states, familiarity with telecommunications lease rates across the USA
Involved with negotiating cell site leases since the inception of wireless industry
Tower Genius’ Partners directly responsible for or have overseen negotiations for more than 10,000 (yes… ten thousand) cell site leases representing $11.5B ($11,500,000,000) leased value.
Kevin and Steve directly supported FEMA and Verizon Wireless in directing, organizing and implementing emergency recovery and critical disaster response efforts at the WTC site immediately following the 9/11 attack on New York City.
Kevin spearheaded the pro-bono deployment of 36 portable cellular sites (COWS = cell on wheels) by September 14th, 2001. Tower Genius’ Partners were responsible for coordinating temporary power and the telco microwave backhaul needed to run all existing temporary cell sites in Downtown Manhattan, providing FEMA and the all NYC assets, Federal Agencies and Emergency Responders an essential communication system during this unprecedented time in American history.
As thought leaders in the cellular development industry, Kevin and Steve have often been quoted in major media outlets, namely The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, The Journal News, The Star Ledger and in various Trade Publications.
Kevin’s 1996 Greenburg NY cell tower ordinance was used to create wireless codes used today in thousands of municipalities nationwide.
We’ve represented cities and municipalities for wireless development and deployed entire wireless networks and build programs for various wireless phone companies.
Kevin and Steve have spoken out on behalf of countless wireless landlords in the face of shameless “lease optimization” and “rental guarantee” cellular consulting firms. Tower Genius boasts a 100% success rate in dealing with these companies.
Our Partners have served as expert witnesses in numerous suits involving tower site selection and site management.
We’ve performed hundreds of cellular site feasibility audits and have often been hired to assess the work of other cellular consultants. In a particular instance our testimony benefited a Fortune 100 client who successfully defended a multi-million dollar suit from a former wireless services contractor.
Based on the criticisms and frequent intimidating communications we receive from various multi-billion dollar publicly traded household names in the Wireless Industry, we must be doing something right for Landlords and Property Owners.
1996. NY Times:
Kevin Donohue Greenburgh Acts to Control Cellular-Antenna Sites https://www.nytimes.com/1996/08/18/realestate/greenburgh-acts-to-contro l-cellular-antenna-sites.html
2006. NY Times:
Kevin Donohue Doubts Cloud Plan for Cellphone Service in Subway Stations https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/13/nyregion/doubts-cloud-plan-for-cellphone-service-in-subway-stations.html
2010. Newark Star Ledger:
Steve Kazella Disguised cellular phone towers sprout up across N.J. https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/10/cellular_phone_towers_sprout_u.html
2010. NY Times:
Steve Kazella Good Cellphone Service Comes at a Price https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/21/nyregion/21celltower.html
(article republished by industry periodical Wireless Estimator) http://wirelessestimator.com/content/articles/?pagename=Tower-Siting-Zoning-2010
2010. Affordable Housing Institute:
Steve Kazella http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/2010/10/who-owns-the-roof.html
2014. Community Association Management Insider:
Steve Kazella https://www.communityassociationinsider.com/article/make-sure-rooftop-ce ll-tower-contract-airtight
2014. NJ Cooperator & New England Condo:
Steve Kazella https://njcooperator.com/article/dishes-towers/full + https://newenglandcondo.com/article/dishestowers/full
2015. Cape News:
Steve Kazella https://www.capenews.net/sandwich/news/first-church-explores-hiding-cell-tower-i n-its-steeple/article_d0f5ae93-2add-5b76-873c-69e2c71ee76a.html
2018. Christianity Today (Church Law And Tax):
2018. Habitat Magazine:
Kevin Donohue https://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/Bricks-Bucks/Cell-Towers
(Same article also mentioned by industry daily publication, Inside Towers:) https://insidetowers.com/wp- content/uploads/2014/03/Monday-April-30-2018.pdf )
2018. Realtor Magazine (National Association of Realtors Magazine):
Steve Kazella https://magazine.realtor/commercial/feature/article/2018/02/are-cell-tower-leases-in-your-sight
(republished by:) http://www.churchsoundguy.com/2009/10/cell-towers-an d-your-church.html
2009. Inside Self Storage: Steve Kazella https://www.insideselfstorage.com/cell-towers/self-storag e-cell-tower-site-pros-cons-laying-groundwork
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