Antigonish, Nova Scotia–Vertical Consultants is pleased to announce the telecom consulting firm has expanded its clientele with the addition of St. Francis Xavier University to its client list. The Nova Scotia university is a cell tower landlord leasing part of the institution’s land for cell tower and telecom placement. Concerned with the terms of the cell tower lease, a representative of the university approached Vertical Consultants with questions regarding the lease associated with the cell tower located on the university’s property.

After utilizing the telecom consulting firm’s complimentary cell tower lease review, St. Francis Xavier University officially became a client due to the results of the lease review. Vertical Consultants will be handling all aspects of the negotiation process with the university’s telecom tenant in an effort to achieve full and fair value for the tenant’s use of St. Francis Xavier University’s land.

Hugh Odom, President and Founder of Vertical Consultants, states, “We are very excited to expand our presence in Canada, as this issue of disparity between telecom tenants and cell tower landlords is not just one that is regional or national, it is global in nature. We were founded with the mission to level the playing field between the telecom giants and our clients, the cell tower landlords. Our results to date have proven we are the only true landowner advocates in the telecom leasing industry.”

Vertical Consultants, in just two years, has already become a catalyst for change in the telecom industry. Increasing cell tower rents by an average of 142%, and recovering over 100 years’ worth of cell tower rentand expenses, collectively, is testament to the wide disparities between property owners and telecom companies.

Vertical Consultants, founded in 2010 by Hugh Odom, is comprised of a group of wireless industry veterans with decades of combined experience. Priding itself as the only true landowner advocate, Vertical Consultants handles all aspects of telecom transactions and negotiations on behalf of property owners, from start to finish. To learn more about the disparities within the telecom industry, visit or contact