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Inflation vs Cell Tower Lease Escalation

“3 % rent escalation…” Wanna bet inflation over the next 10 years could go way beyond the 3% rent escalation of your cell tower lease? I wouldn’t be at all surprised. With the feds printing mortgage buying dollars and with … Continue reading

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What the Cell Tower Buyers Won’t Tell You: Why Monthly Multiples Don’t Measure Values Accurately

Monthly Cell tower Multiples Don’t Give You Accurate Values In the telecom industry, buyers sell ‘monthly multiples’ as a means of communicating values to cell tower sellers. The problem is this is not an accurate sales comparison for sellers and … Continue reading

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Cell Tower Leases: the Math and Expectations for a Lump Sum Buyout

Cell Tower Lease Buyer Expectations Most cell tower buyers use the internal rate of return (IRR) to measure risk/reward. The range they hunt for is 12% at the bottom end and 13 to 15% on the high end. There are … Continue reading

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Cell Tower Leases: Is the market waning? (cont.)

Cell Tower Decommissions: Cell Tower Lease Terminations We all hear about the threat of cell towers being decommissioned, but continue to think that only happens to the other guy. Own a Nextel tower or roof to lease? Sprint is decommissioning … Continue reading

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Cell Tower Leases: Is the market waning? (cont. 2)

Cell Site Leases: Terminations and Decommissions Mergers and decommissioning cell sites as they become redundant has taken a toll on the spiraling prices of cell tower leases with Nextel becoming the latest victim. Is it time to panic? NO! It … Continue reading

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Cell Tower Leases: Is the Market Waning?

I’m in a unique position as a cell tower broker. I talk to telecom lease buyers every day. This is what they tell me: * “Our investors are unhappy with the scarcity of acceptable yields.” * “We are paying too … Continue reading

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Value a Cell Tower Lease: Time to Sell (maybe)

I haven’t updated cell site evaluations for sometime. A lot has happened, so let me fill you in. I can only report what I’ve found through my contacts and research the last 6o or so days, but it is definitely … Continue reading

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