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The Founder and CEO of The SteepSteel Companies, James Kennedy, has been working and consulting in real estate investment and development for more than 30 years. In addition, James has been involved in wireless agreement analysis and investment for more than 15 years, during which time James has reviewed and analyzed thousands of wireless agreements.

  • 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 also been been featured in several industry and trade publications including CIRE (“Commercial Investment Real Estate”) magazine, American City & County magazine, RealtorMag (published by FierceWireless, InsideTowers, and The Network magazine (by Crest Publications Group). In addition, James is the author of Cell Tower Secrets a self-published E-book about wireless agreements (, which will be published in its fifth edition beginning in January 2020, and which includes 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 while mitigating risk when negotiating the development, extension, amendment or sale of such agreements.

Finally, James leads a team of attorneys, brokers, analysts, engineers and telecom industry veterans to deliver a comprehensive collection of services designed to transform office, industrial and multi-family investments for our clients.

When James isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for a Houston Area YMCA Board, acting as a board member for the Tillman Academy (a Texas K-12 charter school), and teaching a business fundamentals course for VEL Institute (a Houston area non-profit dedicated to the well-being and growth of veterans). James is also a disabled veteran of the U.S. military.

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