The Process
of Building a
New Tower


New Tower Development

SBA develops new tower sites to expand our tower portfolio both domestically and internationally. In our new build program, we construct towers in locations that are strategically chosen by us or under a build-to-suit arrangement.

In build-to-suit situations, SBA builds towers for wireless service providers at locations that they have identified. We retain ownership of the tower and the exclusive right to collocate additional tenants on the tower.

In towers constructed in locations chosen by SBA, we use our knowledge of our customers’ network requirements to identify locations where multiple wireless service providers may need to locate antennas to meet capacity or service demands. We identify attractive locations for new towers and complete pre-construction procedures necessary to secure the site concurrent with our leasing efforts. Once permitting is issued and a tenant lease signed, the New Tower Development team manages construction of the facility.