Sitting on over 75000 acres of land and with over 300 rooms, the Manaira shopping mall is a hub of activity and a one-stop point for most Brazilian and international individuals. It is the largest shopping mall in Brazil and has everything under one roof from the famous concert hall known as the Domus hall, to banks, state of the art cinema complex to long strings of modern food courts and eateries. This great structure is the brainchild of Roberto Santiago and thanks to his top shelf entrepreneurial skills, the manaira shopping mall has experienced unparalleled growth and expansion ever since its inception in 1988.
About Roberto Santiago
Roberto Santiago is a pure Brazilian native who was born and raised in Joao Pessoa. Roberto’s success is not out of sheer luck or wealthy parents but out of hard work and a great entrepreneur mindset. Before he got to where he is now, Roberto ventured into various businesses some worked out while others did not and he finally settled in real estate. He began his journey to the efficacious person he is now at the Pio X-Marist college but later attended the University of Joao Pessoa where he received his undergraduate BA degree. Instead of settling down and waiting for government jobs, Roberto put his freshly earned skills into action by working at a Brazilian manufacturing company known as Café Santa Rosa.
Journey to success begins
However, being the smart-minded man he is and feeling the need to be his own boss, Roberto quit his job after gaining enough experience and began a cartonnage company. His business entailed customizing cartons made out of cardboard for companies so they can use them for packaging. However, his thirst for being at the apex of success, could not allow him to settle for the little achievements he was getting from his company. He therefore moved to other areas in a bid to challenge himself and he got his big break when he ventured in real estate. It is during this time that he bought his first piece of land which is where the manaira shopping mall lies today.
About the Manaira shopping mall
The mall’s strategic location is sufficient proof of how incredible Roberto’s intellectual and entrepreneurial skills are. He did not settle for any piece of land which came his way, instead he made sure that the land was at the center of Joao Pessoa and that it was easily accessible such that everyone who comes to the city, whether a local or a tourist gets an opportunity to tour it. Besides its strategic location, it also boasts state of the art contemporary architecture and everything that you may need under one roof. From entertainment facilities, cultural exhibition rooms to financial and education centers, the Manaira Shopping mall proves that Roberto Santiago is surely a powerhouse of excellent entrepreneurial and leadership skills.
Besides the Manaira shopping mall Roberto Santiago also prides himself over the prestigious Mangabeira shopping center which was launched in 2014. He also ventures in other areas such as motorsports, entertainment and finance. Beneath all the luxuries and success, Roberto Santiago is a man with a big heart and is also known for giving back to the community through various acts such as guiding budding entrepreneurs on how to achieve self-reliance.