APWireless is one of the leading mobile phone mast site lease investment firm in the world. We are focused on the strategic acquisition and management of ground, tower, rooftop and in-building mobile phone mast leases.
Our business develops partnerships with existing mobile phone mast landlords, providing them with a lump-sum payment in exchange for the right to receive future rents associated with phone mast sites on their property.
APWireless seeks to add as many wireless carriers to each mobile phone mast 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 does APWireless do?
If you have a mobile phone mast on your property, you probably receive rent on a monthly or perhaps yearly basis. APWireless is simply buying the right to receive your rent for a specific amount of time, after which you resume collecting rent. This transaction is known as a lease premium.
How much will APWireless pay?
The amount of the lease premium depends on the rent being received, the telecoms operators on your property, the terms of the lease agreement, the location, the duration of the lease period, and a number of other variables that make up our risk assessment.
Wouldn’t I make more money by keeping the lease?
This depends of course on how you choose to use or invest the money and whether the telecoms operator seeks a rent reduction or if the lease agreement is eventually terminated. Even if your mobile phone mast rent continues unchanged, the cash flow associated with your phone mast lease will be distributed in small increments over a long period. In most cases, the comparison between receiving a lump sum amount today versus collecting smaller and uncertain incremental payments over a long-term period is the key decision point.
What happens if I sell my property after getting a premium?
You are free to sell your property without any restrictions and keep the money you received from the mobile phone mast lease premium in its entirety. Since the lease premium transaction is recorded with the local land registry, our contract remains valid and transfers to the new property owner, along with any rents associated with the phone mast site after the APWireless lease premium period is over.
If my lease can be terminated, why do you want to buy it?
APWireless is building a global portfolio of site leases, and is therefore able to spread the risks across thousands of mobile phone mast sites. With its growing portfolio, APWireless generates revenue by collecting rent from mobile phone masts around the world and isn’t dependent on any one site.
Can telecoms operators terminate my lease at will?
Depending on the language in your lease agreement, operators can terminate the lease for many reasons, typically on between 3 and 12 months’ notice.
How long will it take to receive my premium?
The lease premium process is straightforward, but how long it takes is largely dependent on how quickly you are able to provide the required documentation and whether there are any securities or mortgages on the property. Once we receive a valid, signed agreement from you, we will typically transfer the monies on completion. APWireless is wholly-owned and funded by Associated Partners, LP and KKR & Co., LP, one of the world’s leading private equity funds, with approximately $148 billion in assets under management.
What happens to my site once you acquire it?
After the lease premium transaction has closed and you have received your funds, we notify the telecoms operator(s) of the change of landlord. From that day forward until the end of the APWireless lease premium period, we deal with the telecoms operator(s) regarding financial management of the phone mast site. We will also coordinate with you if a site visit or major works are planned, or if additional operators show interest in coming on to your property.
A mobile phone mast lease premium 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 premiums to use:
Percentage of Landlords
“We are delighted this has completed. Thank you for your concerted effort over the last couple of months. We can’t recommend APWireless enough. All queries regarding the lease were dealt with in a thorough manner and the sale proceeded through legals quickly – allowing us to realise value in a timely manner. ”
“I would like to thank Jess for her assistance in the relatively smooth completion of this transaction, whenever we have approached a hurdle, she has guided me through the processes with kindness and professionalism. Most importantly for me, I always felt I could trust her, which for me is essential.”
Our company was designed and built by client service professionals. This means that, long before we offer potential solutions, we listen to our clients’ needs.
Creative, Customized Solutions
We use our deep experience and creativity to develop customised solutions. Because telecommunications lease investments are new in most countries, the application of financial, tax, accounting and legal sophistication can yield surprising and often highly attractive results.
An innovative, customised solution is meaningless if it is not actually implemented. We do not rest until we deliver exactly what we promised.
Ethics and Integrity in Everything We Do
We recognise that almost every decision we make, and every action we take, entails an ethical choice. As leaders in our industry we adhere to the highest standards of ethics and integrity, without fail, and without compromise.
We are Proud of our People
We are extremely proud of our people; they are our principal asset and we seek to treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. We have chosen our people with the utmost of care; they are committed to us and we to them. We know that our team is the best in the business.
We are Obsessed with Innovation
Unique in our industry, we have successfully pursued telecommunications lease investments not only in the United States but in nineteen countries on four continents. We are a “first mover.”