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Roberto Santiago’s Success Story at Manaira Shopping Mall
October 30, 2017

Roberto Santiago is a famous Brazilian businessman. He is well known for the development of one of the country’s biggest shopping malls, the Manaira Shopping Mall. Besides, he owns Mangeira Shopping Mall.


Education and Early Life


Santiago was born 58 years ago in João Pessoa, Brazil. He then joined Pio X Marist College for a diploma. He later joined the University Center of Joao Pessoa for a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he secured his first job at Café Santa Rosa. His first job acted as a stepping stone as he saved most of his money and acquired experience.


Journey as an Investor


After working for some time, Santiago left Café Santa Rosa and started a company that dealt with cartons. The company supplied various enterprises with packaging cartons. Besides, he ran a blog that educated people about his country Brazil. He then used the money he saved from this company in starting a real-estate business.


Manaira Shopping Mall


Santiago purchased a piece of land in Joao Pessoa. By 1989, he had started to develop Manaira Shopping Mall. Due to his vision about the mall, it was constructed in a way that would easily allow expansion in the future.


Since its construction, Manaira Shopping Mall has undergone five major expansions. Consequently, the mall has grown to become the biggest mall in Joao Pessoa. The mall provides Joao Pessoa with various services among them entertainment activities.


The mall is located between Joao Pessoa city center and the beaches of the north coast. This mall has 280 stores and a Gross Lendable Area (ABL) of about 75 thousand m2. The mall is versatile and was made to ensure satisfaction for all members of the family.


Entertainment at Manaira Shopping Mall


Manaira Shopping Mall has 11 movie rooms. The rooms are not only equipped with modern display devices, but also has rooms for VIP, 3D, and Stadium System. The mall has modern and electronic tracks for those who love bowling. The mall has places for electronic game machine lovers.


In addition, if you feel hungry the mall has various places for you. You can choose fast food or even a more sophisticated meal. The mall has a food court, hamburgers, and restaurants. Besides, you can get a ballroom and also a gym at the facility.


Other Investments


In 2014, Santiago started Mangabeira Shopping. The mall is located in the north eastern part of João Pessoa. The place is known for its beautiful beaches and dizzying sunset. Many people love the place because of its beauty and great food.


Santiago is an entrepreneur with a difference. He is visionary and aggressive. He gives special attention to opportunities that most of the other entrepreneurs may not notice. He started his entrepreneurship career as an employee at a café and now has become a famous businessman in Brazil.