Roberto Santiago is one individual who has greatly contributed to the economic growth in Brazil. His innovative shopping malls namely Manaira Shopping Mall and Mangaira Shopping Mall have attracted investors to the country who have brought with them development. His contribution is also regarding providing jobs to a large number of people in the country. It is true that the entertainment and recreational experience in the country has revolutionized with the development of his shopping malls. Shoppers too have had the privilege to enjoy an unprecedented experience in the country. Roberto has banked on his training in business administration at the University Centre of Joao Pessoa and X0Marist College to reach to where he is today. Too strong are his malls economically that they were able to continue thriving amidst the economic crisis manifested in the country in 2015.
Roberto Santiago jumped into the real estate development sector 30 years ago. He had spotted a land in his hometown of Joao Pessoa and saw an opportunity there. He soon started working on the undeveloped piece of land, delivering his first top-notch shopping mall two years later. The mall named Manaira took over the market almost immediately. His interests in the development of shopping malls continued years later, launching his next mall, Mangaira four years ago in the same location. Real estate was not the first business Roberto Santiago ventured in. His passion in business manifested as soon as he joined the corporate world. He was keen to learn everything about running a business while working at Café Santa Rosa, a company that manufactured décor items. After acquiring the necessary skills, he started his décor items firm named Cartonnage Company. He used cartons and cardboards to come up with décor items. The capital to venture in real estate was earned from this business.
Manaira Shopping Mall has redefined the entertainment and recreational experience for families in Brazil since its launching in 1989. Roberto Santiago has also worked in renovations and improvements over the years to ensure that it stays modernized. Eight years ago, he created the Domus Hall in the rooftop that brought a fresh experience in meetings, conferences, and concerts among other events. It is designed to offer the much-needed privacy that such occasions call for. The mall has also renovated in the area of food stores and eateries to include those with affordable food choices for the residents. Shoppers visiting the mall get the privilege to get everything under one roof. The mall houses a gym, gaming area, food court and a movie theatre. There are also rental spaces and retail stores that offer an array of products such as books, sportswear, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and furniture among others.