You would receive a lump-sum payment in exchange for selling Tower Lease Partners your cell tower. If you currently utilize space on your tower, you will be able to maintain your equipment on the tower at no cost.
You would grant Tower Lease Partners an easement on the land under the cell tower or on the rooftop and assign the lease rights to Tower Lease Partners. Selling the right to your ground or rooftop lease does not affect the ownership of your land or building.
There are several variables that impact the value of a cell tower, ground lease, or rooftop lease. Site location, tenant(s), current rent, escalation terms, lease term, and proximity to competing sites are just a few of many factors considered when evaluating the value of a cell tower, ground lease, or rooftop lease.
We can typically evaluate your lease and close within 30 days of offer acceptance.
Typically, we do not purchase the underlying parcel of land. You can still sell your land and/or surrounding property to anyone else at any time.
We assume all risk associated with tenant terminations. Selling your lease enables you to keep 100% of the cash payment and reduces the risk that a tenant terminates at a later date.
Many of our sellers have benefitted from lump-sum buyout payments being subject to capital gains tax rates, whereas their prior monthly rental payments were subject to ordinary income tax rates. Please note that Tower Lease Partners does not provide tax advice, and you should consult your independent tax advisor.
Depending on the transaction structure, many of our sellers have been able to defer their tax lability through a 1031 like-kind exchange. Please note that Tower Lease Partners does not provide tax advice, and you should consult your independent tax advisor.
Tower Lease Partners can offer far more value for your lease asset than non-communication infrastructure focused investors. If you have a ground lease on your property or a rooftop lease on your building, consider selling the lease income separately from the remainder of the property. In separating the assets, you can sell (i) the lease income and (ii) the underlying property and/or building independently, enabling you to maximize value in both markets.
Receiving a cell tower, ground lease, or rooftop lease assessment creates no obligation – you are free to walk away at any time with no fee.