Roberto Santiago is a legendary and visionary entrepreneur born on the year 1958 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Santiago attended Pio X Marist College and later graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He began entrepreneurial career when he initiated a cartonnage company, which designed and manufactured cardboards folding cartons. Santiago owns and manages over 15 shopping malls in the Northeast region of Brazil. In 1989, he moved to real estate when he developed Maniara shopping mall. The shopping mall comprises of a college, fitness center, a theater, a concert hall, a food court, shopping stores, a gym, a huge gaming area and banks.
In 2009, the Maniara shopping mall opened Domus Hall located on the rooftop. The Domus Hall is spacious enough to host weddings, concerts, graduation ceremonies, music concerts, and fairs. It accommodates an audience of 4,000 seated and 10,000 standing individuals. It is equipped advanced sound equipment and is suitable for private affairs and public events on the ground floor. The hall hosts equipment for concerts and theatrical productions attracting both local and foreign artists to Brazil. Maniara Shopping Mall has undergone more than five expansions and renovations, and it now has 3d room, stadium system, and VIP rooms. The mall is the biggest mall in Joao Pessoa.
Maniara Shopping mall provides entertainment options including movie theater featuring latest shows and a large gaming area. The mall also offers restaurants offering different appetite and budgets. At the mall, you find books, cosmetics, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and much more. Financial institutions are also available. The Maniara Shopping Mall houses the college Higher Education of Paraiba. The development of Maniara Mall has attracted many people for shopping and entertainment. The Domus Hall has attracted talented music groups from Brazil and international. The Maniara shopping mall developed by Roberto Santiago lead to the development of commercial shops and buildings in the surrounding area.
Roberto Santiago saw an opportunity of over 350 thousand consumers in Joao Pessoa and developed the Mangabeira Shopping in 2014. The Shopping was built in two and half years and created over 3,000 jobs. It has 15 anchor stores, food court, and satellite stores. Also, Mangabeira Shopping has six movie theaters, an electric park, and playground for kids. It provides 3,3350 parking lots and 340 commercial rooms. Mangabeira has brought socio-economic development in Paraiba. The area has experienced fast growth, especially in the banking. Mangabeira Shopping supports the development of the southern zone of the capital Paraiba. On inauguration, Mangabeira shopping stores experienced a turnover five times than opening of other stores.
The ability to see a good business opportunity and implement his plan is what motivates Roberto Santiago as a visionary entrepreneur. The investments of Santiago in Joao Pessoa led to economic growth in the region.