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Deputy District Director of Right Of Way

Andrew P. Nierenberg, District 7 Deputy District Director of Right Way, serves as the single focal point for Right of Way activities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

As the Deputy District Director of Right of Way, Mr. Nierenberg is responsible for the appraisal and acquisition of real property for transportation projects, as well as the relocation of households and business from properties required in conjunction with freeway improvements. Right of Way oversees relocation of public utilities, railroads, and Local Agency right of way efforts. Right of Way is also responsible for the disposal of excess lands, leasing of airspace (air rights) and cellular sites near freeway facilities, and the management of property held for transportation improvement purposes. The District Right of Way Division works closely with the Department's public and private partners to effectively deliver quality transportation projects while ensuring equitable treatment of persons affected by transportation improvement efforts.

Before being promoted to Deputy District Director of Right of Way, Mr. Nierenberg served as District Right of Way Manager from November 2007 to April 2009. He served as Right of Way Project Delivery Manager beginning June 2003. Between November 1998 and May 2003, Nierenberg served as southern Right of Way Region Special Projects Manager and Condemnation Appraisal Specialist and as Chief of the southern Right of Way Region Special Appraisals Branch, managing a regional appraisal team responsible for delivering the appraisals of the properties required for the Route 60/91/I-215 Interchange Project in Riverside County. In this position, he was responsible for successfully selling two major Excess Land Properties, returning almost $8.9 million dollars to the State and Federal Highway Accounts. Mr. Nierenberg was also charged with reviewing expert witness appraisals and consulting with the Departments Legal Division regarding Condemnation Appraisals.

Nierenberg joined Caltrans' District 7 Right of Way in 1983, where he has worked in Property Management, Relocation Assistance, Acquisition, and Appraisals. He has the distinction of being the second generation in his family to serve Caltrans District 7 Right of Way, following his late father, Norman Nierenberg, who served the Department twice, from 1952 to 1961 and again from 1985 to 1990.

A native of the San Fernando Valley, and a fifth generation Californian, Mr. Nierenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and European History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. He has served as a member of the Public Administration Advisory Committee at California State University, Los Angeles, and is a member of the International Right of Way Association.

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