Commercial Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois
Saira specializes in Tenant Representation, Third-Party Landlord Leasing and Investment Sales serving a diversified clientele of both property owners and prestigious international, national and local tenants.
Saira joined Baum Realty Group in 2016, bringing her world-class fashion and retail experience to their Luxury Division, which has been reshaping high-end retail in the Gold Coast, River North, Bucktown, and Lincoln Park areas of Chicago for more than twenty-five years. Her knowledge and network gained from a prolific career in fashion and media informs a truly unique perspective for her clients in various market segments; she's specializing in temporary retail space for new concepts and Fortune 500 companies introducing new products to market, transitioning from eCommerce to physical locations.
Saira has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, India Today, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, Elle, L'Officiel, GQ, Marie Claire, Glamour, Maxim, and Vogue among many others.
She 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 has hosted television specials for the Fine Living Network, Entertainment Tonight, Fashion Television,and VH-1. She was featured Esquire Magazine’s “Women We Love” issue.
She's been the subject of mainstream newspaper 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 a Bollywood film debut in "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" (2006). Next was "Teen Patti" (2010) with Sir Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan.
Saira has been a speaker at various World Economic Forum events and India Today Conclaves. She completed studies in business and entrepreneurship at the Graham School of University of Chicago.
Saira is a member in the President’s Circle of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues.
She lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons.