Roberto Santiago is one of the most prominent men in the media, real estate and business industries. He was conceived in Spain and born in Brazil. He has written several novels and is also a renowned writer and editor for various marketing agencies in Madrid. Additionally, he is the owner of two famous shopping complexes in Brazil, which include the Manaira Shopping Complex and the Mangeira Shopping Mall.
The 57 year-old businessman ventured into entrepreneurship at a very early age. First, he started with a cartonage company. His company dealt with the designing and manufacture of carton and cardboard packaging materials and would supply them to packaging companies. This business gave him enough money to buy a piece of land in Joao Pessoa, his home town.
When Roberto Santiago first bought the land, he knew that he wanted to build a mall. However, he did not want just an ordinary mall. Rather, he wanted to build something where the people of Joao Pessoa and beyond would come to get all their needs. So the journey to building a mall with over 200,000 gross leasable area began in the year 1989. Through the years, the mall has undergone over 5 expansions and become the largest mall in the state o Paraiba. The Manaira Shopping mall is also one of the biggest malls in the country.
To effectively manage and grow the Manaira shopping mall, Roberto Santiago uses the skills that he obtained through his career, working at the Café Santa Rosa and managing his own cartonage business. Also, his education background plays a big role in his exemplary business governance. Santiago studied at the Pio X Marist College before proceeding to the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
With his skills and experience, he has grown the Manaira Shopping Mall to be known as the leading entertainment center in Joao Pessoa. The mall boasts of over 1,800 sq. meters of playing area. The area has over 200 gaming machines and even has a bowling area. Additionally, the mall has several cinemas. Three of the cinemas are VIP, with 3D technology. The cinemas also have a snack bar, where you can get your favorite snack and maximally enjoy your movie.
The Domus Hall is also one of the reasons for the reputability of the mall. The Domus Hall is located on the rooftop and takes two floors. The ground floor is larger and is commonly hired for conferences and exhibitions. On the other hand, the first floor of the hall is smaller and is often hired by the high end clientele for more privacy in their events.