Eric Cavanaugh: Principal Broker, Owner

Eric leads Nurture Realty with knowledge, wisdom and a strong commitment to this community by building authentic relationships.  He has earned the trust of his clients for over ten years with his expert negotiation and communication style which has garnered him deep respect within the Portland real estate market.  Eric's educational achievements in accounting and a Masters in business has allowed him to build a relevant real estate business that is unique in its approach to helping families build their dreams in Portland.  He and his wife moved to this great city eleven years ago from their college town of Chattanooga TN.  They enjoy the feeling of being in a small town/big city and firmly believe that no other city offers them the opportunity to build the life they want together.  


clayton peirce: Broker

Clayton contributes to Nurture Realty's mission to offer personalized, professional service by establishing strong relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Clayton moved to Portland more than ten years ago after growing up on the family farm in Kansas, graduating from Pomona College, teaching outdoor education throughout the West, and traveling the world. He offers a unique perspective on what it means to live and thrive in a city that offers so many outdoor opportunities. Clayton and his wife, who are expecting their first child soon, live in Piedmont with their fluffy cat and love building their dreams in Portland.


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Shanan Batson: Director of Operations and community development                                                            

Shanan supports the Nurture team and community with the “behind the     scenes” work.  After 12 years with the catering department of Elephants Delicatessen she’s moved to a new type of hospitality with Nurture Realty.  Coming from a background in catering and event planning has given her the unique set of skills needed to handle time sensitive requests and find creative solutions for all types of challenges.  She moved to Portland with her husband and high school sweet heart, Brad, and 3 daughters in 1999 and quickly fell in love with the weather and quirky personality of the city.  They’ve loved raising their girls in Portland, a big change from their small hometown in Indiana.  She enjoys live music, crafting, connecting with friends, and walking the lovely streets of her NE Portland neighborhood.