A skilled luxury real estate professional with an unparalleled command of the L.A. market, Ninkey Dalton ranks among the top 2% of real estate agents in Southern California. Known for her personalized, hands-on service and keen eye for design, coupled with well-honed negotiating and marketing skills, Ninkey offers clients a nuanced understanding of the real estate market backed by 19 years of industry experience.
Specializing in luxury estates in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica and the Hollywood Hills, Ninkey understands that each buyer and seller has their own particular needs, points of view and parameters in which to work, and takes a tailored approach to each client relationship. From former colleagues in the entertainment industry to buyers seeking the perfect fit for their families, Ninkey is able to distill her clients’ wants and needs into tangible results. She has proudly ranked on Wall Street Journal/Real Trends’ Top 1000 for the past two consecutive years, with over $179 million in real estate transactions.
For years, Ninkey created the settings for fictional characters in film and television as a successful Hollywood production designer, and now matches real-life homebuyers with perfectly suited properties across Los Angeles. Her design acumen and understanding of the importance of “flow” in a house have been invaluable to her clients, allowing her to see possibilities behind a property that extend well beyond what meets the eye. Charged with managing crews, controlling multi-million-dollar budgets and designing everything from props to mansions, Ninkey is well-accustomed to handling financial complexities, collaborating with a diverse mix of parties and juggling details and deadlines. She still draws on her powerful portfolio of business skills and Hollywood relationships to handle intricate transactions with skill, assurance and absolute discretion.
A resident of Pacific Palisades for over 32 years, Ninkey knows the L.A. market inside and out, however her expertise extends well beyond Southern California, with an international client base that spans North America, Europe and Asia. Her global network of affiliates and connections has allowed her to connect far-flung buyers and sellers, while her background in international transactions enables her to engage foreign buyers who are looking to break into the Southern California market.
In addition to real estate, Ninkey is passionate about philanthropy and supports Giveback Homes and Window Between Worlds, an organization that helps empower abused men, women and children through art. An avid tennis player, when she’s not traversing the city in search of the perfect property for a client or using her detective skills to uncover off-market opportunities, Ninkey enjoys playing tennis at The Riviera Tennis Club, exploring the great outdoors, and taking her Weimaraner, Julep, to the beach.