John Erving

John Erving has experience in all sectors of commercial real estate, including leasing and sales of industrial properties, office buildings, retail centers, income properties, development land and 1031 exchanges. John is experienced in the reduction of real property tax values and annually advocates on behalf of clients before the Board of Property Tax Appeals.

Background and Experience

John graduated from the University of Oregon in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Following graduation, John went to work as a Management Consultant for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity in Oxford, Ohio where he had the opportunity to work with undergraduate students, alumni and administrators on association management, motivational workshops and conflict resolution at over 60 universities and colleges nationwide.

John then went to work for Coca-Cola in the San Francisco area, in sales and marketing, before becoming a franchisee for Burger King and moving to Eugene in 1996. He became the COO and partner of an 11 unit operation with stores in Lane, Douglas and Coos counties. It was in this capacity that John learned the challenges and benefits of business ownership and paved the way toward a career in real estate. The business was sold in 2006.

John’s business connections in the community and a reputation for attention to detail and confidentiality landed him at Evans, Elder & Brown, Inc., immediately after obtaining his license in 2007. He has applied his experience and skill, resulting in surpassed expectations for his clients and ensuring that their personal and financial goals are met.

Past and present extra-curricular activities include volunteer work with Volunteers in Medicine, The Relief Nursery, Angel Hair Foundation and coaching for Kid’s Sports. John served as a board member for the Eugene Executive’s Association and is an active member of the Eugene Country Club.


Originally from Palo Alto, California, John has two children Mary Jane and Grant. John enjoys his children’s numerous sporting events, travel, golf and supporting his beloved Oregon Ducks.

John can be reached at 541-345-4860 or be emailed at