Sarita Waite

Developer & Partner, Temescal Alleys

Sarita is an artist, an expert in urban revitalization and development, and a lawyer who practiced family law in Berkeley for 17 years before she turned to sculpture. She is co-owner and founder of the iconic Temescal Alleys, a vibrant pair of retail alleys in historic downtown Oakland. Temescal Alleys is a successful experiment in urban placemaking which features curated shops from clothing to collectibles to coffee. Sarita’s artwork is featured throughout the Bay Area including in the War Memorial Opera House and the Grizzly Bears Marin Circle Fountain Restoration project.  Sarita is also founder of Sui Generis, a private grantmaking foundation.