SITE ACQUISITION & ZONING | State-of-the-Art From the Ground Up


A key component of a wireless site implementation is superior site acquisition, as it directly impacts the carrier build-out plan. Pinnacle Wireless’ talented in-house site acquisition team will collaborate with you to ensure an accurate and comprehensive view of the project scope, working with you every step of the way to ensure we select good sites that work within your network, which can be zoned and built within allocated time and cost. We hit the ground running to deliver, while drawing upon trusted relationships cultivated during many years of search ring and lease modification projects. We coordinate between all the suppliers to get what you need done, leaving you free to focus on your business. You can trust our expert team to keep your cell site up-to-date with state-of-the-art technologies, as we understand the value of reliable communication networks.

Our Solutions

Pinnacle Wireless’ professional site acquisition services – combined with our ability to manage a broad scope of projects with our in-house Construction Services group – provide a seamless progression from a designated search area to a permitted and integrated cell site. We are a true turnkey wireless company, able to execute a large-scale project from cradle to grave.

Site Identification & Assessment

Pinnacle Wireless maintains teams of local site acquisition professionals with specific area knowledge, making the process as smooth as possible. The result is a unique and effective “think nationally; act locally” approach. We develop and maintain a database of pre-qualified sites and identify up to three candidate sites for each radio frequency (RF) search area.

Lease Negotiations

Pinnacle Wireless’ dedicated site acquisition staff negotiates the lease on your behalf. Our fiduciary responsibility is to you.

File Audits & Lease Amendments

The Pinnacle Wireless team reviews the lease agreement to assess the terms and conditions for building on the site. We perform any file audits and lease amendments with your best interest in mind.

Site Acquisition Coordination

After terms of the lease are approved, the professionals required to complete the site analysis are engaged. Site visits are scheduled for our architect and engineers (A&E), attorney, planner, surveyor and construction team members.

Zoning Assessment & Management

Once there is a thorough understanding of project parameters, Pinnacle Wireless services the necessary zoning approvals. This process includes an in-depth review of local municipal ordinances, discussions regarding RF, creative solutions for difficult zoning jurisdictions, application filing, hearings and meetings with jurisdictions and other local groups.

Permit Coordination

After zoning is approved, the necessary building and electrical permits are acquired and construction can commence.

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance

Pinnacle Wireless is affiliated with experienced local planners who will diligently review your project to ensure it complies with environmental regulations set by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA).

A Unique Advantage

We earned our reputation through our integral, contributing roles with several leading wireless carriers’ network launches and upgrades across the nation. No detail is left to chance when it comes to required forms, policies and procedures, as we work diligently to fulfill your project needs while respecting the economic factors of lease rate limits and acquisition/development costs. These capabilities, blended with our quality reputation in the wireless site acquisition arena, provide a unique advantage to better serve our customers.