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Ground Lease Division

If you receive rent from a cell tower or rooftop antennas on your property, we’d like to speak with you. Our premier ground lease acquisitions division offers the most competitive prices for cell site buyout transactions in the industry.

Our team is comprised of industry veterans, who possess extensive experience creating financial solutions tailored for your specific requirements and pride themselves on their unmatched commitment to customer service and deriving maximum value for cell site owners. To date, we have completed over $1 billion in ground lease acquisitions across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Puerto Rico.

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What We Do

We acquire the real property interests that underlie the mobile network operator’s assets. We help individuals, corporations, municipalities, faith-based organizations, and others monetize their wireless ground leases by providing a lump-sum payment for their telecom lease in exchange for the future rent paid by tenants at the site.

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Why Should You Sell

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The Time is Right

With the recent rollout of 5G technology, coupled with low interest rates and a competitive market environment, the demand for cell sites is greater than ever before. Not only is now a great time to sell, while lease values are high, but American Tower is also best capitalized to provide some of the most competitive payouts in the industry.

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Immediate Capital Puts You in Control

What would you be able to do if you received a large infusion of cash today—start or expand your business, send your kids to college, pay off debt? A lump-sum payout for your lease can make all that possible!

Investing the cash proceeds from the sale of your lease can often provide significantly stronger growth over the next 10, 20, or 30 years, compared to the cumulative monthly rent over that same period.

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Minimize Risk

As the wireless strategies of mobile network operators continue to change and evolve, the risk of a lease cancellation and tower decommissioning is always present. A cell site buyout allows you to pass this risk onto us and secure your payment before it’s too late.

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Minimize and/or Defer Your Potential Tax Liability

While your transaction will likely qualify for capital gains treatment, you can further defer your tax liability with a 1031 exchange. Our team is happy to work with you and your representatives to structure the transaction to fit your needs. Always consult your CPA for qualified tax advice.

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Capitalize on Future Upside From New Tenants

When you choose American Tower, you work with one of the largest wireless infrastructure companies in the U.S. We will actively market properties for new tenants and can drive additional revenue to your property.

Our Advantages

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Source of Capital

All American Tower acquisitions are self-funded. Our strong balance sheet and significant capital resources allow us to tailor transactions to meet your needs.

Pricing Power

We have the purchasing power to match or beat any offer you receive for the purchase of your lease. Our deep industry knowledge allows us to customize offers to generate the best outcome for you.

Speed to Close

We provide a simple and straightforward closing process and sellers typically receive funding within 45 days of a clear title. Our dedicated team of transaction managers and legal staff will guide you through every step of the transaction—ensuring you are fully informed from start to finish.

Mobile Network Operator Relationships and Site Marketing

The American Tower sales and marketing teams work every day to cultivate relationships with national and regional mobile network operators to create additional revenue streams for your property. Our proprietary database allows mobile network operators to search for sites, apply for collocations, and track projects throughout the leasing process. The interactive site locator tool leverages the latest mapping technology for finding our sites by searching coordinates, addresses, or by designating search areas.

Our Process in Three Simple Steps

Step 1 - Lease Review Appraisal

If your site meets our criteria, our team will review your lease terms and conditions to determine the market value of your lease. Even if you aren’t ready to sell at the moment, knowing the true value of your lease will provide you the information necessary to feel empowered in your decision-making.

Step 2 - Custom Proposal Proposal

Should you be interested in selling; our team will provide you with a tailored recommendation to get the most value from your lease and fit your unique needs.

Step 3 - Finalize Your Transfer Finalize

Our team will handle the due-diligence process—all you need to do is review the transaction documents and collect your payout. Sellers typically receive funding within 30 days of a clear title.

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Contact Us

For a lease evaluation call 877-418-5238 or email your lease to groundlease@americantower.com.