Real estate guru, prominent investor and businessman are all terms that best describe Roberto Santiago. He is one of the elites that Joao Pessao is proud to have produced. Roberto Santiago is very appreciative of the state and is in turn giving back to his community by establishing a state-of-the-art shopping mall, The Manaira Shopping Mall.
As stated above, Roberto Santiago was born and raised in Joao Pessao. He also had his higher education in the same state. He attended the PIO X Marist College for his technical studies. Later on he joined the Uiversity Center of Joao Pessao where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. His education has been very instrumental in the success of his businesses. Read more on Mundo Do Marketing
Fresh out of College, Roberto Santiago began working at Café Santa Maria. Here he got the experience and money that he needed in order to start his own company. So after leaving the Café, he decided to venture into entrepreneurship. At that point he started a cartonage company. He would make cartons and other decorative items and supply them to companies.
In the year 1987, he decided to try his luck in the real estate industry and he was indeed lucky. He bought land in a remote area in Joao Pessao and immediately began developing it. That year, the building of Manaira Shopping Mall began. The Manaira Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Brazil. It is one of the attractions in Joao Pessao.
The Manaira Mall is known to be the epitome of entertainment. From gaming to watching movies and attending live concerts of art exhibitions, The Manaira Mall is the Ideal place for that. They have 11 3D cinema rooms with a stadium seating arrangement to enhance the view for everyone. The mall has also three VIP cinema rooms. For games, there is over 1,200 sq. meter set aside for a gaming room. There also a bowling room and a gaming park for the kids.
One thing that people in Joao Pessoa and beyond love about this mall is the fact that it is a one stop shopping center. You come here to get everything. Play all day, watch a movie, eat there, send or receive money at the bank, and even get a seat at the Domus Hall, to watch a live concert.