Matt & Nikki

About Us

The Arnold-Ladensack Group

We are a high-touch real estate team with extensive market knowledge and unmatched devotion to our clients in Portland-Metro/SW Washington. Our team exudes creativity with unique skills in marketing & social media. What differentiates us is our innate artistic abilities and diverse perspectives which offer innovative approaches to real estate. By utilizing top-notch professional photography, video, 3D, digital renderings and staging — teamed with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brand we provide global exposure to sell homes for maximum value. Our success is based almost exclusively on positive referrals. We earn the respect of our buyer and seller clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering candid advice and proven negotiation intelligence. We believe in relationships over transactions and our goal is to serve and earn your trust as Forever Agents.

The team is comprised of Matt Arnold-Ladensack and Nikki Dunkle, an industrious and experienced Broker team who exude energetic and positive approaches to residential real estate. We strive for authentic, amiable relationships with our clients.

Matt Arnold-Ladensack

Licensed in Washington and Oregon

I grew up going to open houses in Scottsdale, Arizona with my mother, who studied interior design and used to pretend my room was a model home and would organize it in that way. When I was in my early teens my dream was to become a film director. I made hundreds of short films and eventually studied film production, with an emphasis in directing at Chapman University in Southern California. After graduating I worked at DreamWorks and as an assistant to a few Hollywood film directors and producers. While pursuing my dreams I became interested in investing in real estate and ended up purchasing my first place in Los Angeles at the age of 25. I flipped that property and invested in Palm Springs. 

As life took me different directions I had the opportunity to move to the Pacific Northwest with my husband. His dream was to breed world-class Clydesdales, something he did with his father as a little boy. As my life changed directions I leaned into my love of real estate and became a broker in Washington, later expanding to Oregon. My first year in real estate I was honored into the Berkshire Hathaway Honor Society and have continued to grow my business through referrals.

What sets me aside from other brokers is my creative eye and marketing skills. With my film background I am able to artistically showcase properties and with the Berkshire Hathaway brand I am able to market them globally.

I believe in creating an experience that goes beyond just the transaction by building community, life-long friendships and partnerships — as well as mentoring others. 

Nikki Dunkle

Licensed in Oregon

Representing the Portland metro homeowners and future homeowners, I’m Nikki Dunkle, Oregon licensed Realtor with the Arnold-Ladensack Group. I pride myself in my ability to listen to my clients and connect them to opportunities that best match their needs. Additionally I never underestimate the importance of  preparedness, communication and consistency. I strive to make sure that I help your real estate transaction go as smoothly and stress free as possible while making the best informed decision during your transaction. But I don’t stop there! I vow to be there before, during and after each transaction with open availability to my clients.

Born and raised in Oregon, I grew up in South Hillsboro in a family of five, I am the oldest of three. My parents to this day still live in the same little home I spent 18 years in. Their neighborhood has such a great sense of community which developed my passion for helping others. I started working in the customer service industry at the age of 16 from being a hostess, waitress and even a pets hotel associate. I believe all these parts of my life were the foundation of building my career in real estate.