Jim Fryer is the Managing Editor for Inside Towers, providing insights with his unique three-decade perspective on the tower industry.
Fryer is the founder of Fryer’s Site Guide, the nation’s first directory of tower sites printed in hard copy format then transitioned it to the award-winning electronic version: Fryer’s TowerSource. Fryer’s also published the Tower Owner Buyer’s Guideand the annual Tower Market Report, which was often cited by the international press, the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily. Time Magazine, in an article on concealed towers, once called Fryer “the industry’s chief data tracker.” After selling the company eight years ago, Fryer became an independent consultant to the market, helping tower companies buy sites, increase leasing revenue and improve their PR and marketing profile.
Additionally, Fryer started a LinkedIn group dedicated to the site acquisition sector called “Site Acquisition Specialist.” With more than 5,200 members, it is the largest site acquisition group on LinkedIn. Spin-off subgroups include Site Acq Africa, Site Acq Australia and Site Acq CALA.
Fryer is also on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Wireless Association, serving as their PR and marketing chairman.
He is a former general manager of the Pittsburgh Business Journal and regional publisher with McGraw-Hill (Black’s Office Leasing Guide). A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Fryer lives in Philadelphia with Charlie, his Saint Bernard.