Saira Mohan | Colliers International | 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 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 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 exceed 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
Property Type
Retail, Office

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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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Nov 24, 2020
Retail Independent, Conversations with Saira Mohan | Episode 4 - Akash Kapoor, Curry Up Now
In the fourth episode of Colliers Retail’s, Retail Independent, Saira Mohan interviews Akash Kapoor, Founder and CEO of Curry Up Now
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Nov 5, 2020
Retail Independent, Conversations with Saira Mohan | Episode 3
In the third episode of Colliers Retail’s, Retail Independent, Saira Mohan interviews Chris Wichert, Co-Founder, Koio Collective — a company created by two passionate sneakerheads.
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