An elementary school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, may soon welcome a new Verizon cell tower to its property. Currently, two other Cedar Rapids’ schools have existing cell towers located on each of their properties. Many parents are opposed to the plan; however, it would be a steady revenue source for the school district. According to news source, “Allowing the tower would bring in nearly $26,000 each year for the district. From a purely financial response, it would benefit the district by providing additional resources, financial resources.”

If the Cedar Rapids School District approves the cell tower project, it is highly important that they acquire proper representation prior to signing any agreement with Verizon. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of property owners, including municipalities, who are being paid below-market value for the use of their property. The primary reason for this is the lack of information and representation provided for these entities. Ample information and representation from a true landowner advocate are key factors these industries need in order to optimize the use of their properties.