About Us & Why?

SteepSteel is revolutionizing the way wireless agreements and associated infrastructure are transacted!

By offering a wealth of detailed market information while simultaneously providing valuable investment opportunities and advice on a single site, wireless agreement buyers and sellers both have reasons to stop by…as wireless agreement sellers are able to achieve unprecedented returns relative to the previously fractured industry, and wireless agreement buyers are introduced to a revolutionary – and efficient – new way to purchase one of the premier intangible investments.

SteepSteel was designed to provide a revolutionary centralized platform to facilitate the sale, purchase, development and management of wireless agreements and associated infrastructure.

SteepSteel is operated by industry professionals who possess an in-depth understanding of wireless agreements, finance, real estate development and management, government, and law to ensure that landlords, as well as their representatives receive maximum values and unrivaled exposure with access to pre-qualified, professional buyers.

SteepSteel also provides wireless agreement management and site/network development that – in total – provide the most comprehensive offering of service solutions in the industry.

James Kennedy, Founder and CEO The Founder of SteepSteel, James Kennedy, has been working and consulting in real estate investment and development for nearly 25 years. In addition, James has been involved in wireless agreement analysis, negotiation, management and investment for nearly 20 years, during which time James has reviewed and analyzed thousands of wireless agreements while working with:

  • private landlords & investment groups

  • corporations

  • tribal governments

  • non-profit organizations

  • real estate & legal professionals

  • churches

  • government agencies & districts

James holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver.  In addition, James has earned the highly-coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (“CCIM“) designation, the combination of which – in conjunction with his real estate and wireless agreement experience – makes him uniquely qualified to analyze, interpret, and discuss wireless agreements, as well as their impact on (and relationship to) underlying and adjacent real estate. James and SteepSteel have been been featured in several trade publications including CIRE (“Commercial Investment Real Estate”) magazine, American City & County magazine, RealtorMag (published by Realtor.org) FierceWireless, and InsideTowers. In addition, he is the author of Cell Tower Secrets an E-book about wireless agreements, including an overview of small cells and 5G, an outline of the variables and metrics used to establish wireless agreement values, and the methods and techniques used to maximize wireless agreement values when negotiating the development, extension, amendment or sale of such agreements.

When James isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for the a Houston Area YMCA Board, and teaching a business fundamentals course for VEL Institute (a Huston are non-profit dedicated to the well-being and growth of veterans). James is also a disabled veteran of the U.S. military.

Bob is an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Coach and the COO of SteepSteel. He has successfully built and scaled multi-hundred million-dollar organizations. He and his wife Teresa, live in The Woodlands along with their 5 rescue dogs. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. He is a decorated veteran who served 7 years in the USAF, and has earned a BS in Business, an MBA and he has also completed 2 years of class work towards his PhD in Organizational Development and Executive Leadership.

Bob spent 25 years leading successful operations at a corporate level for 2 large public companies and as a business owner. The primary focus of his career has been turning around under-performing operations by building a strong customer-centric, culture driven, performance-based team and leaving a path of sustainment. His teams are 8-time winners of the highly coveted Mercedes-Benz “Best of the Best recognition”. He and his wife enjoy playing golf, traveling, and serving in the community. As he has transitioned into the next phase of his life his focus is on the Impact of One’s Footprint and growing his small business entrepreneur footprint.

A finalist for the 2017 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award; he and his wife are active philanthropic leaders in the Montgomery County community. He is an Adjunct Professor at LoneStar College, Visiting Professor at Sam Houston State University, and currently serves on the Board of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Leadership Advisory Council for Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands, The #21Strong Foundation, Executive Advisory Council for The Interfaith of The Woodlands, and the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers. He also serves in an advisory role for several other non-profit / charities. He is also a past board member of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, Boys and Girls Club and the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Accenture Executive Leadership Development program and the Thayer Leadership Development Program at West Point Military Academy. He is the recipient of the 2017 VEL Institute Legacy Award for his service and commitment to Veterans and the 2018 St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award.

Christopher Felder, CFO

Chris is a true wireless telecommunications industry professional with more than a decade of experience working at Crown Castle International and at Vertical Bridge.

While at Vertical Bridge, Chris last worked as Director of Real Estate, co-developing and managing Vertical Bridge’s portfolio of more than 50,000 wireless locations by negotiating with public and private landlords/partners for the marketing and right to lease other people’s cell towers, billboards, and buildings and rooftops (Macro/DAS/Small Cell).

As Director of Real Estate for Vertical Bridge, Chris also assumed full responsibility for drafting real estate contracts with property owners and managed existing real estate assets to secure cash flow; minimized site lease and real estate expenses; employed capital monies for new construction and acquisitions; and overall, created and maximized value of assets; assisted in the development and maintenance of best practices for processing lease documents for new, existing or disposition leases, and assumed full responsibility for auditing and abstracting leases, in order to identify both the most frequently used data and the most significant exceptions, as well as tracking critical dates.

Chris also oversaw real estate policies and procedures to protect the existing real estate inventory, and worked with property owners to affect public sentiment that is friendly to the company/industry. Worked with sales, marketing, vendors, finance, and operations to target opportunities, set real estate goals, and evaluate risk. Resolved complaints by property owners and tenants.

Prior to Vertical Bridge, while working at Crown Castle, Chris was a Senior Land Acquisition Specialist with an emphasis in Corporate Development & Strategy, and assumed full responsibility for maintaining business profit margin through negotiations with public and private landlords for the purchase of real estate easements or amending property leases that effectively secured both cell towers and rooftop sites and controlled operating expenses. He was responsible for the development and facilitation of training for site acquisition initiatives and directly administered efforts to improve department-wide and company-wide communication.

Chris also rendered support in managing department workloads; assumed full responsibility for auditing and abstracting leases, in order to identify both the most frequently used data and the most significant exceptions, as well as tracking critical dates, and assumed full responsibility for drafting real estate contracts with property owners.

In addition to Chris’s extensive and expansive work experience in wireless telecommunications, he holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of South Florida, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rutgers University.

Chris is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Florida, a veteran of the United States military, and a published author with multiple articles in Wireless Week, as well as other industry and technical publications.

SteepSteel: Transforming Individual Transactions and Multiple Singular Infrastructure Installations into a National Marketplace

SteepSteel, as managed by Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Felder and Mr. Milner, offers wireless agreement analysis and consulting with each listing or auction, so that all property owners/managers can be assured critical elements of each lease have been identified prior to any transaction.

SteepSteel also provides unparalleled site management, and works in conjunction with property owners/managers and real estate/legal professionals to ensure that lease terms are adhered to by lease tenants, and that all lease payments and applicable reimbursements are made in a timely, accurate fashion.

For new development, relocation and decommission projects, SteepSteel contracts and coordinates with a wide variety of inspectors, appraisers, engineers, and contractors throughout the country to ensure that all work is completed in accordance with national, state and local laws and regulations and to professional industry standards. 

SteepSteel is here to address the concerns of the rapidly evolving wireless telecommunications market – both with respect to the agreements and the infrastructure – and everything about the way wireless telecommunications agreements and infrastructure are purchased, sold, developed and managed. SteepSteel wants to be the single-source solution to all wireless telecommunications needs for private and public clients nationwide.

If you have a wireless agreement, a cell tower or rooftop installation, or a network of sites please EMAIL us, call 855-STEEL-66 (855-783-3566), or CONTACT US below.

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