Roberto Santiago was born and bred in Joao Pessoa, the capital city of Paraiba State in Brazil. He was lucky to acquire a decent high school education and later joined Pio X-Marist College. After graduating from college, he wanted more and thus enrolled for an undergraduate degree in business administration at the University Centre of Joao Pessoa. After getting his degree, Roberto entered the corporate world getting his first job at Café Santa Rosa, a renowned manufacturing company. He worked for a while but felt the need to challenge himself even more. He called it quit and started Cartonnage, a firm that created cartons from cardboards.
After much success in his first taste in business, Roberto Santiago made a bold move and decided to venture into real estate. He purchased a prime piece of land in the city center, and the idea to build a shopping facility came to mind. He immediately commenced construction, and after two years, Manaira Shopping Mall opened its doors to the public. Since then, the mall has been expanded several times and is today one of the attraction sites of the city. It hosts over 280 shopping stores with a theater area, gym, food court, a college, and an area with financial institutions.
The Mall has one of the busiest public rooms in the city of Joao Pessoa, the Domus Hall situated on the rooftop. The open space is ample enough to host conferences, graduation ceremonies, weddings, and exhibitions. The hall has a capability of accommodating four thousand seated guests, and if the event does not require seats, it can hold more than ten thousand standing individuals. Due to demand Roberto has ensured space is fitted with air-conditioners, high tech music systems, and soundproof walls to attract a broader clientele.
Manaira Shopping Mall has been improved over the years to reach the standards of other upcoming centers. It has added a gaming area that is suitable for both children and adults. The gaming area covers over 18000 feet with around two hundred slots and betting machines that meet all the standards. The area also hosts eateries favorable for all customers’ preferences and tastes. With the enormous numbers of customers visiting the mall every day, it has a large parking lot that can hold more than 3000 cars at a time. When Roberto Santiago was choosing the location of the mall, he considered the great view of the beach that is in the vicinity.
Roberto Santiago is also the proprietor of the Mangabeira Shopping Center. The center is just a continuation of Manaira as it also brings the same substantial and diverse financial effects to the communities surrounding it. With the two malls, Roberto has greatly benefited the people of Joao Pessoa. They have created numerous jobs and he remains a role model to many upcoming entrepreneurs.