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We help clients drive revenue by better leveraging wireless telecommunications assets through comprehensive industry relationships accompanied by expansive industry knowledge.

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Client Focused Results

Cutting edge solutions designed to maximize opportunities and associated revenues.

Asset Capitalization

Converting recurring revenue streams into large sums of much needed capital today.

Owner Representation

Navigating the complexities involved in wireless telecommunications site development while ensuring maximum equity and revenues.

Infrastructure Service

Maximizing the value of existing and future wireless telecommunications assets by attracting and negotiating new wireless opportunities.

Site Development

Managing all aspects of the telecom siting and development life cycle.


The Convergence of Real Estate, Telecom, and Capital

Developing wireless infrastructure strategies to maximize revenue generating opportunities while mitigating risk.

Public Agency

Helping local, state, and federal agencies unlock the financial potential of existing and untapped telecom assets.

Private Property

Leveraging the power of future value today to generate equity and create liquidity.


Executive Leadership

An experienced, balanced, results driven team.

James Kennedy


The Founder and CEO of SteepSteel, James Kennedy, has been working and consulting in real estate investment and development for nearly 25 years, and has reviewed and analyzed thousands of wireless agreements for private and government clients for the past 20 of those years. James has earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, and holds a CCIM designation.

Mr. Kennedy has also been featured in several wireless, real estate, and government publications including: Realtormag, Commercial Investment Real Estate, American City & County, CoStar, and Institute of Real Estate Management. He is also the author a self-published e-book entitled Cell Tower Secrets, which is currently in its fourth edition.

Phil Ackerman

Executive Advisor

Phil Ackerman is a telecommunications real estate expert and entrepreneur who has spent the past 25 years building and leading teams involved in the development, negotiation, acquisition, and disposition on over 60,000 telecommunications facilities for companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Clear Channel, Qualcomm, Crown Castle, and many others.

Michael Brenner

Senior Vice President & Director of Contracts

Michael Brenner, SteepSteel’s Senior Vice President and Director of Contracts, is a 20+ year veteran of wireless telecom who is an expert on a wide variety of matters, including network deployment, contracts review, litigation management, leasing, compliance, site audits, and real estate transactions.

Michael Duffy

Chief Land Surveyor

Michael Duffy, SteepSteel’s Chief Land Surveyor, has 41 years of land surveying, mapping, cadastral and geodetic engineering experience and has been a licensed land surveyor in California since 1982.

Todd Beardsley

Real Estate Contract Manager

Todd Beardsley is a licensed real estate broker and SteepSteel’s Real Estate Contract Manager. He went straight into real estate after graduating from San Jose State University with a MBA in Marketing and Real Estate.

Rob Beardsley

Director of Finance and Investment

Prior to working with SteepSteel, Rob Beardsley founded a multifamily real estate investment firm where he sourced, underwrote, and overseen the purchase of hundreds of millions of dollars of value-add multifamily.

Premier industry wireless consulting and management solutions. We seek to enrich our clients while connecting them to 5G and beyond.


Our Vision

SteepSteel aims to become a brand nationally synonymous with wisdom and guidance in the wireless telecommunications sector.


Our Mission

Connecting government agencies and corporate clients with wireless visionaries to create communities never before imagined.

The National Wireless Registry is America's
largest private wireless agreement database.

Through SteepSteel's affiliation with the National Wireless Registry, wireless agreement owners can submit their wireless agreement using the button below for a complimentary analysis.


Resources & Updates

Tips, information, and reliable resources to help manage cell tower leases.

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