Commercial Real Estate and Consultant in Chicago, Illinois
Saira helps companies introduce new products and services to market, growing their overall market-share, making better data-driven decisions by providing actionable insights on new products and services. Also, Saira works with landlords and tenants in commercial and temporary retail spaces, helping concepts transition from eCommerce to physical locations and the other way around. Clients range from start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Saira’s knowledge and network gained from a prolific career in fashion and media informs a truly unique perspective allowing her to bring first-class retail 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. Saira enjoys being a member of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization. Saira lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons.