As a teenager, Roberto Santiago harbored entrepreneurial dreams and even dabbled a little bit. He went to Pio X-Marist College and later University Center of Joao Pessoa for his undergraduate degree in business administration. Born in 1958 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, Roberto is a business visionary whose nose for opportunity is almost unrivaled. He worked at a local eatery in his hometown while he saved up for his first business. He used the money to start an enterprise dealing in decorative products. This venture was quite successful.
Notable Business in Brazil
In 1987, Roberto bought land on which he was to erect his first mall. The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall was ready to launch in 1989. The business model leaned towards offering diverse leisure, comfort, and fun opportunities. In the mall was housed a large food court, 10,000m2 entertainment area, at least eight cinema rooms, state of the art bowling alley, gym, bank, and college. Approximately 280 businesses are housed under the Manaira roof. On the roof, however, is one more point of luxury. The Domus Hall, launched in 2009, is an air-conditioned concert hall with an ultra modern sound system.
What More About Domus Hall?
The hall has a capacity of 4,000 seating and more than double that standing audience. This chamber has attracted some famous acts and has been a venue for some very prestigious weddings and parties. The mall caters to a clientele of all walks of life. There fast food courts as well as gourmet restaurants and other high-end establishments. A family, no matter the depth of their pockets can enjoy a wide array of activities at this mall. The standards of the mall are kept consistently up to date with a modern electronic amusement park added to the menu of luxurious activities.
Yet Another Tower of Luxury and Fun
On 30th November 2014, 5,000 excited guests walked through the doors of the prestigious Mangabeira Shopping Mall in Joao Pessoa. This is yet another brainchild of Roberto Santiago. The 112,000m2 structure houses more than 200 stores. The venture has provided 4,500 jobs with $200 Million invested. The architecture of the mall allows for a lot of natural lighting. With a ceiling height of 6.5m and 8.1m at the front, the air inside is fresh and tranquil with large glass windows of beautiful displays and brightness. Read more at Blog Do Gordinho.
What a Reputation!
Roberto Santiago’s name is synonymous with luxury and the very best amenities money can offer. Mangabeira Shopping Mall boasts programmable climate controls and lighting.
Roberto Santiago’s malls have brought positive socio-economic impact to the city of Joao Pessoa. Manaira attracted housing and commercial stores further providing more jobs for the people of Southern Paraiba. Roberto has no doubt significantly contributed to the economic health of his home region.