APWireless is one of the leading cell site lease investment firms in the world. We are focused on the strategic acquisition and management of ground, tower, rooftop and in-building cell site leases.
Our business develops partnerships with existing cell site landlords, providing them with a lump-sum payment in exchange for the right to receive future rents associated with cell sites on their property.
APWireless seeks to add as many wireless carriers to each cell site location as possible, ensuring that each site is being managed to its greatest potential.
The company’s investment portfolio is comprised of thousands of leases in 19 countries across North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
What is APWireless buying exactly?
We are essentially buying the rights to receive cell site tower or rooftop rent for a specific area over a specific period of time, along with certain limited rights to ensure our ability to collect the rent.
How much will APWireless pay for my cell site lease?
The amount of the lease buyout depends on the rent being received under the existing lease, the wireless carriers on your property, the terms of the lease, the cell tower or rooftop antenna location, the duration of the period for which APWireless has the right to collect cell site rent on the property, and a number of other variables that make up our risk assessment.
Wouldn’t I make more money by keeping the cell tower lease?
This depends of course on how you choose to use or invest the money and whether your cell site tenant would eventually seek a rent reduction or terminate its lease. Even if your cell site rent continues unchanged, the cash flow associated with the lease will be distributed in small increments over a long period of time. In most cases, the comparison between receiving a lump sum amount today versus collecting smaller and uncertain incremental rent payments over a long-term period is the key decision point.
What happens if the tower company or wireless carrier terminates the lease or stops paying rent after APWireless acquires the right to collect the cell site rent?
You will keep the full amount of the up-front lump sum, even if the tower company or wireless carrier terminates the lease at any time during the period for which APWireless has the right to collect cell site rent on the property. In other words, your cell site lease buyout unconditionally transfers the risk of termination to APWireless with no strings attached.
If my cell tower lease can be terminated, why do you want to buy it?
For most cell site landlords, receiving site rent is an all or nothing proposition: either they receive rent, or they don’t. On the other hand, APWireless is building a global portfolio of cell tower and rooftop leases in which a single lease termination is far less impactful. For this reason, APWireless is able to assume the risk of your cell site lease being terminated and pay a large, up-front lump sum for any future rent associated with the cell site on your property.
Can wireless carriers terminate my cell tower lease at will?
Although each lease is different, most cell site leases permit the tower operator or wireless carrier tenant to terminate the lease for many reasons, typically with only 30-90 days’ notice. For this reason, it is generally difficult to borrow against a cell site lease at your local bank, and also why APWireless spreads the risk of your cell site lease being terminated across a large portfolio of sites.
How long will it take to receive my cell site lease buyout?
The process is straightforward, but how long it takes is largely dependent on how quickly you are able to provide the required documentation. Once we agree to terms, the due diligence and closing process can be completed in as little as 30 days.
If I have multiple tenants, would a cell site lease buyout apply to all of them?
That is up to you. The buyout would apply to any lease or leases that are currently paying rent on your property and to which you determine to sell the rights to APWireless, regardless if it is one or multiple tenants. Assuming your cell tower or rooftop leases meet our criteria, APWireless will make you an offer that includes all or a portion of rents you currently receive.
A cell site lease buyout allows you the freedom to choose how and when you use your money to fit best with your personal and financial goals. Here are some of the most beneficial ways our landlords tell us how they put their buyouts to use:
Percentage of Landlords
“My contact was very informative and available with answers to my questions, this made the process very little trouble for me. This deal will make me look at properties that have cell towers in a different light, since we invest in timberland, topography is a key element for loggability, and this provides us another angle.
“I am the owner of a 400’ tall radio tower that provides service for a local few tenants, as well as Verizon Wireless. Over the years I have been contacted numerous times asking to purchase various aspects of this property; the Verizon contract, the entire tower, or various combinations of shared ownership.”
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We use our deep experience and creativity to develop customized solutions. Because telecommunications lease investments are new in most countries, our business sophistication can yield surprising and often highly attractive results.
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Unique in our industry, we have successfully pursued telecommunications lease investments not only in the United States but in 18 other countries on five continents. We are a “first mover.”