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Saira Mohan | Colliers | Chicago - Downtown

Saira Mohan

Senior Associate

License # 475.171165

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Professional Summary

Saira works with a variety of lifestyle, hospitality, and digitally native retail brands transitioning from eCommerce to physical locations. Saira has introduced local and global concepts looking to establish retail, office, and warehouse distribution centers; providing her clients with line production services. 

Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Saira’s knowledge and network gained from a prolific career in global fashion and media informs a truly unique perspective allowing her to bring first-class knowledge and experience to her clients.




Saira has been featured on the covers of Newsweek, India Today, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, Glamour, and in Vogue among others. Saira has worked with designers & brands such as Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Versace, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro, Mercedes Benz, L'Oreal, Oil of Olay, Bloomingdale’s, Macy's, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Kohl's, Target, Saks Fifth Avenue, GAP, Kohler, Anne Klein, Wonderbra, and Victoria's Secret. 

Saira had hosted specials for the Fine Living Network, Fashion Television, Entertainment Tonight, and VH-1; and was featured Esquire Magazine’s “Women We Love” issue. 

Saira has been the subject of mainstream news stories in publications such as India Today, The Telegraph (UK), The Sunday Times(UK), The Evening Standard(UK), Newsweek, Indian Express(USA), the Hindustan Times(India), and The Daily Mail(UK). 

Saira made her Bollywood film debut in Karan Johar's "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna". Next was "Teen Patti" (2010) with Sir Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan. Saira has been a speaker at World Economic Forum events and The India Today Conclave. 


Saira began studies at Queens College in New York and completed studies in business and entrepreneurship at the Graham School, University of Chicago.

Memberships & Involvements

Saira is a member of ICSC.

Saira enjoys tennis, boot camp,  and being a member of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization.


Saira enabled the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to help our Small Business members pivot as the pandemic hit Chicago. Saira initiated the conversation with and introduced Shopify to Chicagoland's Chamber of Commerce. Saira showed genuine ambition and dedication in helping to keep commerce going for small local retail businesses by using Shopify e-commerce platform. Since then, The Chicagoland Chamber's Illinois SBDC has developed an in-house program to educate our small business members on how to get online, drive traffic, and turn browsers into buyers. We appreciate Saira putting the Chicagoland Chamber Of Commerce in contact with Shopify. Jan V. Kostner - Sr. Vice President of Membership & Corporate Relations, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: connecting you for growth. March 11, 2021, Jan V. worked with Saira but at different companies

Saira did an outstanding job working with our company. She was tasked with finding a location in Chicago for a "pop-up" store for one of our clients. Her attention to detail and hard-working attitude proved to be a success. She went beyond our expectations with not only locating potential sites but in finding a local contractor to build the store. She also served as our local contact to ensure the successful build and operation of the store. I would highly recommend and endorse Saira. Todd Wilkerson - CEO BREWCO Marketing Group

I was introduced to Saira in early 2018 by a mutual colleague. Immediately, I knew that she was a) friendly and willing to listen to how I could bring value to mutual relationships, b) very knowledgeable about real estate and general construction, and c) interested in how our organizations could work together for the benefit of our clients. It is typical for Saira to be available as needed and involved in any way that solves problems and exceeds clients' expectations. It has been a pleasure working with Saira and I look forward to many more opportunities to serve our mutual clients' needs. I will refer her to anyone that is interested in working with the best! Jim Boswell - President & CEO Integrity LLC.



Business Development, High Street Retail, Startups

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Occupier Services, Property Marketing

Property Type

Retail, Office, Healthcare

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Jan 15, 2021

Retail Independent, Conversations with Saira Mohan | Episode 6 – Melissa Gonzalez, Chief Pop-Up Architect

In the sixth episode of Colliers Retail’s, Retail Independent, Saira Mohan interviews Melissa Gonzalez, CEO & Founder of The Lion’esque Group (TLG), an MG2 Company.
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Dec 22, 2020

Retail Independent, Conversations with Saira Mohan | Episode 5 – Scott Goodrich, King Street Consultants

In the fifth episode of Colliers Retail’s, Retail Independent, Saira Mohan interviews Scott Goodrich, King Street Consultants about Mamoun’s Falafel, family owned restaurant in the East Village.
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