ARCADIA TOWERS

Exceptional Service

Since 2005, Arcadia Towers has provided quality tower sites, build-to-suit, and co-location service our customers in the wireless industry.  


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ABOUT ARCADIA

Our Background

Since our founding in 2005, Arcadia has worked with our wireless service customers to get on air.  Whether it is build-to-suit towers, collocation on towers and rooftops, or partnering with rooftop owners and landlords, Arcadia completes projects efficiently and on schedule. 

The Arcadia team has collectively developed, owned, managed, and acquired hundreds of wireless towers, ground leases, rooftops, and other wireless infrastructure.  We have worked and partnered with commercial wireless carriers, public safety entities, utilities, WISP's, government entities, local telcos, fiber service providers, and data centers.    

Great service begins and ends with our experienced professionals.  

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ARCADIA SERVICES

Bridge the Digital Divide

Build-to-suit, co-location, rooftop management, municipal partnerships, lease buy-outs, and tower acquisitions.  Arcadia is your trusted partner.

 
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MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIPS

Bridge the Digital Divide

Arcadia specializes in working with municipalities to add digital infrastructure to communities-at schools, parks, and other public-owned locations. Increase safety and provide connectivity with Arcadia as your trusted partner.

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BUILD-TO-SUIT

Expert Service

Arcadia Towers is committed to getting the job done, especially when it comes to building critical sites. You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way.

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ROOFTOP MANAGEMENT

Attention to Detail

Arcadia can bring added value to your commercial property by adding wireless leases to your tenant mix. Partner with us to maximize your opportunity for found income.  With Arcadia Towers, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, efficiency and exceptional results.

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CO-LOCATION

Fast, Easy

Since its founding, Arcadia Towers has been one of the most trusted names in the industry. We cater to the needs of our clients, ensuring the results you need in the timeframes you expect.

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TOWER ACQUISITIONS

Discreet Service

Arcadia Towers has a history of confidentially working with tower owners to complete transactions designed to meet their needs, without the work required of completing an auction.  Customers find that working with Arcadia they receive the attention to detail not offered by the larger public companies.  Arcadia is committed to getting the job done discreetly. You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way.

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SALE LEASEBACK TRANSACTIONS

Trusted Partner

Municipalities, utilities, and businesses can free up the value of owned-tower assets through a sale-leaseback transaction.  Reinvest funds into areas of critical need.  With Arcadia Towers, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, efficiency and exceptional results.

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ROOFTOP & GROUND LEASE BUYOUTS

Monetize Your Rental Income Stream

Arcadia has a history of working with landowners and real estate owners to monetize their rooftop leases and tower site ground leases.  Arcadia can evaluate your lease and determine a fair lump-sum cash payment, reducing your lease risk and providing cash for other immediate needs.  Through the process, Arcadia is your trusted partner.

FACTS ABOUT RF SAFETY

Be Informed

Arcadia is often asked by our friends, neighbors, and property owners about proximity to towers and radio frequency (RF) safety.  Many false claims (and even conspiracy theories) have circulated about RF and links to cancer and other health issues.  As rumors spread, consumers have, rightfully so, become concerned about possible negative health issues related to wireless use.  In determining the safety of RF, it is important to separate facts from misinformation.

The wireless industry is heavily regulated, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) to state and local laws. 

The FCC is required by NEPA to evaluate the effect of RF on consumers and workers by FCC regulated equipment.  This equipment includes cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, bluetooth enabled devices, cellular equipment, and other devices, all of which emit RF.  Beginning in 2013, the FCC spent six years studying claims of the effects from RF limits from these devices.  In 2019, the FCC, in consultation with the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, found that the current RF limits established by the FCC does not support adverse health effects in humans.  

Despite the results of the research from this study, some interest groups have interpreted reports to conclude that wireless devices may be linked to cancer and other illnesses.  While these claims have gained much public attention, no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses. 

Today, there are numerous examples of cell towers in our neighborhoods located on or in proximity to municipal buildings, schools, parks, homes, commercial properties, malls, churches, industrial parks, stadiums and public venues. RF transmitters are safely located on cell towers, rooftops, water tanks, light standards, utility poles, inside malls and airports, and even inside church steeples.   


Arcadia's sites and our customers' equipment are required to operate within all federal, state, and local rules and regulations, including those related to health and public safety.  RF safety and education is a priority for Arcadia.  


We have provided the information below to help our friends, neighbors, consumers, schools, parents, municipalities, and real estate owners to make informed, educated decisions regarding RF health and safety. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via the Get In Touch form below. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about radio frequency emissions and facilities regulated by the FCC.

The FDA is, by law, responsible for consulting with federal agencies on testing and evaluating electronic product radio frequency emissions and making available scientific information on the hazards.

World Health Organization (WHO) research on radio frequency fields

National Cancer Institute resource on electromagnetic fields and cancer and links to additional resources

American Cancer Society information on cell sites, 5G networks, and radio frequencies

THE ARCADIA TEAM

Building the Wireless Future

Arcadia Towers Management, LLC ("Arcadia Towers") is the management company responsible for overseeing the development and operations of Arcadia Infrastructure, LLC, a wireless infrastructure asset holding company.  Arcadia Towers Management, LLC is led by professionals with over 90 years combined experience in the tower, financial services, and securities industries.

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SAM JOHNSTON

President

Sam Johnston currently serves as President of Arcadia Towers Management, LLC , and Arcadia Infrastructure, LLC.  Sam co-founded Arcadia Towers, LLC in 2005, which sold its portfolio of 22 tower assets to American Tower (NYSE:AMT) for $17 million in 2012.  In 2014, Sam founded Arcadia Towers II, LLC, which sold its portfolio of 12 sites to InSite Wireless for $8 million in 2019.  Prior to Arcadia, Sam co-founded and was Managing Director of Lattice Communications, LLC.  Founded in 1997, Lattice acquired and developed in excess of 350 tower sites in 15 states.  Lattice sold to Global Signal (former NYSE: GSL) in December of 2004 for $115 million.  At Lattice, Sam was responsible for leasing, marketing, sourcing new tower development, and performing site and market due diligence for acquisitions.  Prior to forming Lattice, Johnston held advertising sales, operations, and management positions within the cable TV industry.  Sam received a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College ('88).

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SCOTT BILLUPS

Chief Financial Officer

Scott is a co-founder and serves as Chief Financial Officer for Arcadia Infrastructure, LLC and Arcadia Towers Management, LLC.  Scott brings with him more than 28 years of experience in key financial and management roles at a wide variety of companies including NBC Universal and GE Aviation, both subsidiaries of General Electric, where he served in numerous financial leadership roles.  He is an accomplished leader with a strong international, financial, business development, and executive management background and has a proven track record of both managerial and financial stewardship in large, small, and Public/Private Equity businesses throughout various stages of their corporate life cycle.  Prior to Arcadia, Scott served as CFO at Fiduciary Services Group and FTJ FundChoice respectively where he led the successful sale of the latter as part of a private equity backed exit strategy.  In that role, he helped lead business development and strategy to maximize enterprise value.  Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from Miami University and his M.B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles.

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JOHN ROLANDER

Partner, Chief Development Officer

John is a co-founding partner and serves Chief Development Officer for Arcadia Towers Management, LLC and Arcadia Infrastructure, LLC.  John leads development opportunities in the public sector by helping schools, cities, counties and government entities monetize public-private partnerships with on-site digital infrastructure solutions.  As schools experience expanding needs for rapid and robust content delivery, safety driven communications, andPrior to Arcadia, John held senior level management positions in the fixed income securities industry, where he focused primarily on municipal bonds serving K-12 schools, local governments, counties, and states.  John most recently served as Managing Director with Hilltop Securities, one of the nation's largest advisors to municipalities.  Prior to Hilltop, John spent 18 years with Fifth Third Securities, Inc. as Head of Public Finance and Head of Fixed Income Trading & Underwriting. During the preceding 11 years, John was a partner with Mesirow Financial Inc., in Chicago, Illinois.  In his career, John has managed over 3,000 issues totaling in excess of $100 billion, acted as co-manager on thousands of issues and senior manager of large syndicates.  Rolander is licensed as a Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63), a Municipal Principal (Series 53) and a General Securities Principal (Series 24).  John received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Iowa ('84).

 
 
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