Congratulations to Anita Alleyne! She is celebrating her 2-year anniversary with Zephyr Real Estate this winter and is based in our Potrero Hill office.

Anita Alleyne was born in London, England, and has made the Bay Area her home for more than 30 years. Before joining Zephyr, she sold advertising for London’s Sunday Times, and worked teaching communication skills at a Bay Area community college. Anita was first licensed in 2002 and has successfully represented clients in almost all of San Francisco’s real estate districts. She came to the real estate industry as a powerful negotiator, with a passion for supporting property buyers, sellers and investors in making educated decisions.

Anita has her MA in Communication Studies, from San Francisco State. A lifelong community supporter, Anita was once fundraiser and radio show host for KFJC FM. She currently delivers meals for Project Open Hand volunteers for KQED Telethons and is photographer for Habitat for Humanity. She also serves as the incoming Chair for 2017 on the Education Committee for the San Francisco Board of Realtors, which helps real estate professionals support their clients better.

We got to know Anita a little better when catching up with her about her Zephyr anniversary.

What neighborhood have you seen change most in San Francisco?

“What were once three distinct areas, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch and Mission Bay, are now connected and eclectic. Potrero Hill offered mostly cute Victorians, now updated and still unspoiled. “The Hill” is now flanked by trendy Dogpatch, with converted warehouse lofts, newer buildings. and the Third Street Rail. The Open flats of China Basin extended from the Third Street Bridge outward to the bottom of Potrero Hill and transformed to what is now Mission Bay with its huge medical and bioscience campuses and residences that house many of its employees. The entire area offers a huge variety of eateries from Hard Knox to Market Hall to Chez Papa – not to mention the little boutiques and artisan operations.”

What do you love to do in your spare time? Do you have a favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?

“One of my latest loves is becoming an event photographer for Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit organizations. It’s fun to pretend I’m creating candid shots for Life magazine. Running, yoga and tennis keep me active – but on any given day you could find me sipping coffee in North Beach, grabbing a taco from a truck in the Mission, or chilling my toes in the water at Crissy Field. Moving here from London in 1978 I still enjoy every minute.”