Roberto Santiago is a well-known entrepreneur in Brazil. Roberto was born in 1958 in Joao Pessoa. He went to Pio X-Marist College before joining the University Center of Joao Pessoa to study Business Administration. He worked at Café Santa Rosa before leaving to start the cartonnage company. The company grew and brought in good returns which Roberto Santiago decided to use to invest in real estate.
Investing in real estate out to be one of the best decisions of his lifetime. Roberto Santiago purchased land and developed it for two years then launched the Manaira Shopping Mall in 1989. The mall has a total of 280 stores in it that include a food court, gym, shopping stores, and a game area. It meets different needs from shopping to businesses as well as fun for families. Manaira Shopping Mall is the main recreation center of Paraiba. The mall is located between the city and the beaches on the North Coast of Joao Pessoa. Its versatility makes it unique, and the shopping experience at the mall favors all people with different interests ranging from furniture, books, jewelry, cosmetics, and sports gear.
The mall has undergone five expansions since it was constructed and today, it is one of the largest shopping centers of Joao Pessoa. In his plan, Roberto Santiago ensured that the mall satisfies all the customers. For the movie lovers within the city, Manaira Shopping is the place to visit. The mall has eleven rooms that are equipped with modern display devices, stadium system, and a 3D room. For those who love bowling, the mall provides electronic slopes. The versatility of the mall makes it accommodative to people of all age groups; young children, teenagers, and adults all have something to enjoy at the mall. Regardless of your budget, there is always something you can do for fun and food to eat at different food outlets and restaurants within the premises.
Roberto Santiago developed another mall in Joao Pessoa known as Mangeria. The mall, which was inaugurated in 2014, is also a center of entertainment for individuals and families. The malls have contributed greatly to improving the social and economic status of Joao Pessoa by increasing the value of land in the areas surrounding the two malls and allowing business transactions within the premises.
Roberto’s investments withstood the test during the 2015 economic crisis that hit the world. While many sectors of the economy crashed, but the two shopping malls continued to excel, and this made them more attractive to prominent investors. Roberto Santiago plans to develop more malls in the country. Today, Roberto Santiago is referred to as a business legend in the state of Paraiba. His story of determination is inspiring to young people who would like to venture into business.