Ali Sayer joined Colliers in 2020 with a focus on both retail Tenant and Landlord representation in the Greater Philadelphia Region as an associate with Colliers’ urban retail team led by retail veteran Larry Steinberg. The group focuses primarily on shops and boutiques of Philadelphia’s Center City and Main Line communities.
Ali brings an enthusiastic, hard-working and collaborative approach attitude to helping her clients reach their goals.
Prior to joining Colliers, Ali served as a Specialty Leasing Manager for the Plymouth Meeting Mall and Exton Square Mall. While working with PREIT, she served as a New Business Development Associate covering half of the company’s portfolio. In this position she gained valuable experience in dealmaking with national tenants like Peloton, Outback Steakhouse and Tricho Salon.
Ali also brings a unique insider’s perspective on big box retailers. Before working for PREIT, Ali held positions in e-commerce merchandising and buying for major brands such as Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Ali began her retail career working for Aeropostale’s corporate office in New York City.
Ali received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Retail Management in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Competitive and collaborative - she was also a member of the Division I Women’s Rowing Team.
Memberships & Involvements
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Senior Managing Director
Laurence Steinberg joined Colliers in April 2019 to lead and further grow the Urban Retail division in Philadelphia. Larry has an extensive 25-year plus career in commercial real estate that includes development, consulting and brokerage. Prior to joining Colliers, Larry headed up the Retail group at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors (RRA), served as an Executive Vice President with CBRE (FAMECO), a Principal of Michael Salove Company, and as a Partner in L.S. Powell Company, where he developed over one million square feet of commercial real estate.
For over a decade, Larry has brokered deals with acclaimed restaurateurs, premier restaurant chains and national retailers in the Philadelphia area. He has represented Morton’s Steakhouse for all of their Philadelphia and surrounding area locations, including their highest grossing unit at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City. Larry has worked closely with Philadelphia restaurant luminaries such as Stephen Starr, Jose Garces, Marc Vetri, Kevin Sbraga, Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov.
Larry’s retail presence can be seen throughout Center City. He was successful in bringing national retailers to Philadelphia such as H&M, The North Face, Cole Haan and West Elm. Recent noteworthy transactions include the first Target store in Center City and deals for Warby Parker, Theory, Madewell, Under Armour, a 26,000 square foot Walgreens flagship store, and a 40,000 square foot Nordstrom Rack.
In addition to leasing, Larry has brokered the sale of important retail properties, including nine buildings along Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square. Most recently he represented the Seller for the sale of 1330 Chestnut Street, 1529 Walnut Street, and 1700 Chestnut Street.