PR Log - Feb 01, 2013 - Tower Seekers is a Carlsbad, CA company that ministers to church and non-profit cell site landlords in California. Mike Ritter, Tower Seekers founder and President, was called to serve in this role after a career in the telecommunications industry. Following nearly a decade as an agent with the Federal Communications Commission, he then worked as a consultant to a major telecom firm. “This is my ministry. It sometimes feels like David versus Goliath in dealing with the telecom giants,” says Ritter.
As a California licensed attorney and real estate broker, Ritter has qualifications few can match. Since founding Tower Seekers in 2006, his team has worked with hundreds of California churches and non-profit organizations on a variety of matters. “We serve primarily in Southern California because we need to be on-site to be effective.” In addition, licensing laws prohibit Tower Seekers from offering services outside California.
Tower Seekers is making a difference. “Without the assistance of Tower Seekers, we would have been at the mercy of the cell company,” said Rick Wentzel, from First Baptist Church of Temple City. Wentzel's church leased space to Verizon for a “mono-pine” cell tower and Tower Seekers represented them during the entire three-year process. One key issue for the church was addressing concerns of the pre-school on site. “We worked closely with the church and Verizon to provide information and a forum for pre-school parents” said Ritter. Tower Seekers continues to represent First Baptist of Temple City as it seeks additional tenants on its tower.
In addition to full service site management services like those needed by First Baptist Church of Temple City, Tower Seekers educates and assists on specific issues. One issue familiar to most cell site landlords is lease buyouts. According to Ritter, the buyout companies are very aggressive with marketing. It’s extremely competitive and sometimes confusing to landlords. With the right help, landlords can make good decisions. "Tower Seekers earned our confidence and our trust immediately, doubled the opportunities from which we could select, and increased the transaction value by some 40% over what we were prepared to accept” said Steve Kradjian, President of Oceanside Marina Tower Homeowner’s Association.
There is no end in sight to the opportunities for Tower Seekers and its clients. “Right now, we’re working on site management projects, lease renewals, lease amendments, 4G upgrades, Nextel site decommissions and lease buyouts," Ritter said. Tower Seekers is answering the call to serve every day.
Carlsbad, CA (January 31, 2013) –About Tower Seekers:
Tower Seekers is a Carlsbad, CA-based firm representing cell site landlords and specializing in assisting churches and non-profit organizations. Tower Seekers offers consulting and site management services and has represented hundreds of clients since 2006. Their toll-free phone is 877-897-0646.