FAQ - Space rental
Who is Deutsche Funkturm?
The company was founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and has had the U.S. company DigitalBridge and Canada's Brookfield as additional shareholders since 2023. With a portfolio of around 33,900 antenna sites, Deutsche Funkturm is the largest operator of radio infrastructure in Germany.
How is Deutsche Funkturm organized?
Deutsche Funkturm is present throughout Germany. Its headquarters are in Münster. Experienced employees are available as competent representatives.
Is Deutsche Funkturm a contractual partner or broker for the property owner?
Deutsche Funkturm doesn’t function as a broker but as a contractual partner. This means that the property owner only has a single contact point for all issues regarding the use of the property during the entire contract period with Deutsche Funkturm. Deutsche Funkturm acquires building areas to set up rooftop sites and install what are known as small cells as well as properties to set up free-standing antenna sites.
Is the rental income assured for the property owner?
Deutsche Funkturm is a solvent company that has additional shareholders alongside Deutsche Telekom since 2023 in the form of DigitalBridge from the USA and Canada's Brookfield. It has maintained long-term relationships with all radio network operators and ensures that the property owners receive steady rental income throughout the entire contract term.
What are the periods of validity for the rental contracts? Are they renewed each year?
In general, the rental contracts are executed with a fixed period of at least 15 years with options for extensions. This means that long-term rental income is secured for the property owner.
Lessors of Deutsche Funkturm
The lessors of Deutsche Funkturm include: Public administrations of cities, municipalities, and the German Federation; residential construction companies; churches; forestry and agricultural operations; energy providers; real estate companies; private persons