After months of fighting for approval of a new cell tower, Verizon has begun construction of a cell tower in Missoula, Montana. The proposal was met with much controversy, but in the end, the application prevailed for Verizon. There is a need for improved wireless services to customers in the area, which obviously only a new tower can provide. According to one resident, “I don’t think anyone really wants the tower. But my in-laws don’t have that great of reception, and this will help other customers as well.”

The real question is whether the property owner has received an optimal lease for the use of their land to house the telecom equipment. Vertical Consultants can work to negotiate terms that establish rights that are beneficial to the landowner, while limiting the obligations that same party may have under that same agreement, or more to the point get the most and give up the least. A property owner’s first step will need to be to establish “True Value” of its site and go from there.