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ATT Cell Tower Lease Assistance
What is this AT&T cell tower lease proposal worth?
Looking for guidance regarding about AT&T cell tower lease? Our firm, Tower Genius LLC has helped hundreds of property owners, building owners, and AT&T landlords with their ATT cell tower lease agreements, rooftop cell site leases, and their AT&T cell tower land lease agreements.
We’ve helped hundreds of property owners approached about having new AT&T cell sites built on their property, or who needed information or assistance with an existing AT&T rooftop cell site or tower lease renewal. (Side note: If you’re trying to find a nearby ATT cell tower location, we’ve got a page for that which helps you find the nearest ATT cell tower, just follow the AT&T cell tower finder link.) If you are a building owner or land owner who has been approached by an AT&T representative with a lease proposal, or if you already have an AT&T cell site on your property or rooftop and you need assistance or more information, answers or guidance, please bookmark our website, call Kevin or Steve from Tower Genius at 1-888-313-9750 or fill out a Contact Form on this page.
Tower Genius: The AT&T Cell Tower Lease Experts on Your Side
Based on our extensive track record working with AT&T landlords, there is a significant benefit of working with Tower Genius on any aspect of your ATT lease, whether it’s a new cell site proposal, lease renewal on an existing AT&T site, a cell site upgrade, AT&T rent reduction proposal or if you are selling an ATT cell site perpetual easement. We have helped property owners with ATT cell site lease agreements throughout the United States achieve very favorable outcomes in virtually every imaginable telecommunication landlord scenario. Tap into Tower Genius’ 50+ years of combined experience dealing with AT&T cell sites and lease negotiations.
Need Answers To Your ATT Cell Tower Lease Questions?
- An AT&T tower manager just sent me a proposal to lease a 100-foot X 100-foot area on my property for 90 years and offered me $600 per month. Seems kind of long. What should I do?
- What’s my existing ATT cell phone tower lease worth in St. Cloud, Minnesota?
- How much is a fair rental price on an AT&T cell tower in Sussex County, NJ that is expiring?
- How much rent should I be charging AT&T when my rooftop cell site lease in Ozone Park, Queens, NYC expires next year?
- Is the current amount of ground lease rent AT&T is paying for land under an electric transmission tower a fair amount? Or am I getting ripped off by AT&T?
- Verizon Wireless is trying to reduce my cell tower rent to make our cell tower location more valuable to Verizon’s network. Should I sign Verizon’s lease optimization amendment?
- Will AT&T terminate my cell tower lease agreement if I don’t agree to lease to them for a significantly lower rental price? They are saying I need to give them a 30% rent reduction.
- AT&T has a bunch of antennas site on our building near the airport, but now they are wanting to add more equipment namely a large gas generator, but not offering much additional compensation and they are unwilling to pay a signing bonus. Can you help us?
These are normal questions we get regularly from property owners and AT&T cell site landlords. The Partners of Tower Genius, Kevin Donohue and Steve Kazella can answer all of these and more if you need site-specific information and guidance about the AT&T proposal.
How to Calculate ATT Cell Tower Lease Rates?
Determining what the right AT&T cell tower lease rate should be is what many people contact us about regularly. There is a lot of confusion because property owners often are told by people representing AT&T or cell tower management companies where AT&T is a subtenant, that the average ATT lease rate is this amount or that amount. Here at Tower Genius, we have been evaluating AT&T cell sites since AT&T has been around as a company and we have helped hundreds of AT&T cell tower landlords determine and obtain accurate rental valuations for their locations. The question you should not be asking is “What’s the average ATT cell tower lease rate for this area”? The real question is, what is the correct rental price AT&T should be paying at my property or rooftop? All cell site lease rates are calculated on a site-by-site basis. We determine what an AT&T cell site is worth based on the location of the property or structure, the zoning requirements of the search ring and the given property, geography, topography, visual impact, availability of competing sites, and demand for coverage. Tower Genius’ cell site valuations have proven true and accurate time and time again, every time AT&T signs a new cell tower lease agreement or amendment for one of our clients.
Need an Accurate AT&T Cell Tower Land Lease Review or Rooftop AT&T Cell Site Lease Review or Lease Audit?
If you or your attorney need assistance with reviewing or negotiating an ATT land lease agreement, option lease agreement, or cell site lease renewal amendment, we can help.
Most ATT landlords who negotiated land leases had their leases assigned to a major tower management company like Crown Castle. However many still have separate ground or land lease agreements where they receive rent payments from AT&T. Also many ATT rooftop landlords need information about rent reduction or “lease optimization” letters that AT&T subcontractors send them to lower the rooftop rent payments and modify the lease terms in favor of AT&T (not you!). If you, your attorney, or your property manager have questions, we look forward to speaking with you about them.
ATT Cell Tower Lease Buyouts – Selling Your ATT Cell Site Rental Stream for a Lump Sum or Installment Payments
We get a lot of questions from ATT landlords about cell tower lease buyout offers and rooftop cell site buyout offers they receive, and what they should do when they’ve decided in selling their future ATT cell site rent payments. There are advantages and there are disadvantages to selling a perpetual easement and this is true especially on a rooftop ATT cell site. Selling a cell site easement on a rooftop can impact the value of the property when you go to sell it, and the easement needs to address important matters that are generally — but not always addressed properly in your AT&T Rooftop Communications Site Lease Agreement. This is why you or your attorney should always talk to an industry professional, namely our firm, before agreeing to a lease buyout. Selling your cell tower lease is much more complex than simply obtaining to highest purchase offer. It’s about getting the easement structured properly. Tower Genius has been offering ATT cell site landlords guidance when it comes to cashing out of their rental streams since 2008. If you’re a Verizon landlord, you probably receive several letters and calls every year from third-party telecommunications lease buyout companies or cell tower investors, lease buyout real estate hedge funds, or cell tower brokers trying to purchase your future AT&T cell site lease payments. We can help you make sense of not all.
Why You Should Think Long and Hard About Your AT&T Cell Tower Lease Buyout Offer And Get A Second Opinion.
Our advice to ATT cell site landlords has been very consistent over the years. We believe that ATT cell towers are here to stay for a long time, especially in most suburban and virtually all rural areas, no matter what Elon Musk’s satellite network does, and no matter what advances occur with 5G technology, etc.
We do believe however that if enough 5G (and eventually 6G) antenna nodes are deployed in densely populated urban areas, where the current AT&T network is deployed primarily on rooftops, the use of public Right of Ways for deploying $270 small cells will pose an enhanced risk to the high rent amounts being paid out to rooftop AT&T cell site landlords where mature cell sites exist.
Let’s Break it Down… This is Why We Think You Should Consider Selling Your Big NFL City Rooftop AT&T Lease NOW.
We do not believe that giving AT&T a cell site rent reduction will prevent the inevitable, only delay it. This is why we are telling ATT rooftop cell site landlords to collect as much as they can for as long as they can without giving any rent reductions, or simply cash out and look into transacting a perpetual easement else buyout of your AT&T lease rental stream and talk to your CPA about using the funds in a like-kind 1031-exchange.
Many of the older AT&T leases signed in the late 1990s and early 2000s in the big NFL cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, and others, where AT&T is now paying more than $50,000 annually in cell tower rent will be at risk of becoming obsolete when a critical mass of 5G nodes are installed around these significantly more expensive cell site locations. The wireless industry, namely AT&T, has lobbied Washington DC for the right to only pay $270 annually in cell site rent on public Right of Ways (on wood poles, on street lights, traffic lights, etc.) for 5G small cell sites. Look at your building. Do you have wood poles from the phone company or the electric company outside? Is there a traffic light on the corner? Are there street lamps on the sidewalks? As long as there is fiber in the ground, these are structures where AT&T can place a 5G antenna node for $270 per year. These $270/ year ($22.50/month) AT&T 5G nodes are going to be in direct competition with the macrocell AT&T rooftop cell sites where AT&T is paying landlords rents of $4,000 and $5,000 and $6,000 per month and more. What if their Radio Frequency Engineer determines that 10 of these 5G small cells at $2,700 per month could easily replace your $4,500 per month AT&T macrocell site and save AT&T $21,600 in rent annually? We believe this is the biggest threat to AT&T cell site landlords in major urban markets with rooftop cell site income.
If you were in AT&T’s shoes, and you could install 5G small cell antenna nodes for $270 per year vs. paying a landlord $50,000 per year in rooftop rent, would you install more $270 small cells? This is why we are sounding the alarm for AT&T rooftop cell site landlords in major urban markets to consider selling their AT&T rooftop cell site leases and consider a lease buyout before the rest of the telecom rental stream purchase industry catches on and the window of opportunity closes on the current payouts landlords are seeing. If you have questions about an AT&T cell tower lease buyout offer you have received or you need a second opinion, please give us a call at Tower Genius at 1-888-313-9750.
AT&T Cell Tower Rent Reduction Letters
AT&T uses third party rent reduction “lease optimization” companies like Blackdot Wireless and Md7 to lock you into a lower rent, or to lower your rent, lower your rent escalations and get you to sign over more rights to them under the possible threat of AT&T exercising their right to terminate your lease agreement if you don’t participate voluntarily. These letters can cause concern and stress if you do not understand them. If you have questions about these “lease optimization” letters please contact us immediately.
Ask Us Any Question About Your ATT Cell Site Lease Agreement.
Literally ask Tower Genius anything pertaining to questions you have about your AT&T cell site lease agreement or proposal.
- ATT cell tower lease rate analysis
- Help with ATT cell site lease renewals – lease reviews and coach you through your negotiation
- Assistance with expiring ATT cell phone tower lease agreements – rent valuation consultations
- ATT cell tower lease buyout offer review and strategy
- Questions about ATT cell site lease perpetual easement valuations on rooftop sites vs. cell tower sites
- ATT cell tower 1031-exchange lease buyout questions