Roberto Santiago’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Roberto Santiago is a prominent Brazilian real estate entrepreneur. He was born 59 years ago in the Brazilian city of Joao Pessoa. He attended University Center of Joao Pessoa for a degree in Business Administration.

 

Career

 

At a young age, Santiago started a company that made packaging cartoons for other businesses. At the same time, he worked as a blogger encouraging investors to come to Brazil. After some time, he joined film production. He then became an investor in the real estate sector.

 

Roberto Santiago Starts Manaira Mall

 

In 1987, Santiago bought a land and started the construction of Manaira Mall. The mall was completed and opened after two years. Manaira Mall was a product of the idea to have sales, leisure, and entertainment center in one building. The facility is 75 thousand square meters, making it the largest shopping mall in Parabaia State.

 

Manaira Mall is one of the most popular malls in Brazil. Its location at the heart of Joao Pessoa has played an important role in enhancing its popularity. Most people like the place because it provides a one-stop shop for products like goods, clothes, and general shopping and also entertainment. The mall is accessible to those looking for a place for shopping and entertainment.

 

Services Available at Manaira Mall

 

In 2009, Domus Hall, an air-conditioned space located at the mall’s roof was opened. The hall has a capacity of about 10,000 people and has enough space for concerts, fairs, and exhibitions among others. Besides, the hall is fitted with the latest sound equipment and acoustics ideal for shows and theatrical productions.

 

The mall also has a movie theater where one can watch the latest shows or go to the gaming area. One can buy fast food or any meal at the various restaurants like Capital Steakhouse at the food court. A fitness center has a gym fitted with all the necessary exercise facilities.

 

There is almost everything for everyone at Manaira Shopping Mall. One can buy furniture of any type. There is clothing for men, women, and children. One can buy expensive watches, rings, and other jewelry from the mall too. There are also other places for books and sports gear among other items. Banking services are also available. There are also students from Higher Education of Paraiba.

 

In May 2017, and tremendous growth in the Brazilian shopping center was announced by the Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers (Abrasce). One of the highest gainers in the industry was Manaira Shopping Mall. The sector experienced growth despite the country experiencing hard economic times.

 

Other Investments

 

Mangabeira Shopping Mall is another product of Roberto Santiago and his friend Alberto Vanderley. The mall is located in Joao Pessoa and was officially opened in November 2014. Besides, it is ranked second in Paraiba after Manaira Shopping Mall. The mall has various stores for major brands.