Roberto Santiago is a well-known businessman and real estate investor in Brazil, and many other parts of the world. He was born in Joao Pessoa in 1958. He us an alumnus of Pio X-Marist College, as well as the University Center of Joao Pessoa, where he earned his degree in Business Administration.
While growing up in Joao Pessoa, Santiago developed a keen interest in business. At a very young age, he tried his hands at carton manufacturing. This was when he got a job at a carton design and manufacturing firm. His role at the firm was to design and manufacture cardboard boxes.
Career in Real Estate
Roberto Santiago decided to make the move from carton manufacturing to the real estate sector after working for several years. He has grown to become one of the legendary entrepreneurs of his time. His success story is well-known in Brazil, and he has every reason to be proud of it. Santiago is also a writer.
One of the achievements which Roberto Santiago has made in Brazil’s real estate sector is developing one of the most breath-taking shopping malls in the country. His shopping complexes, also known as Manaira Shopping Mall, took him about 2 years to complete. He started the project in 1987, when he bought the piece of land on which the mall was built.
Manaira Shopping Mall comprises various shopping complexes with various amenities. Some of the facilities in the mall include a rooftop concert hall, shopping stores, a financial institution and a college. The mall also features a gym, a gaming area and a food court.
Domus Hall, the rooftop concert hall, was launched in 2009. The space is used for weddings, conferences, graduation ceremonies and even exhibitions. The space can accommodate around 4000 seats and it has a standing capacity of about 10000 individuals.
Manaira Shopping Mall is considered one of the best entertainment spots in Brazil. Always flocked by tourists and local residents alike, the mall is suitable for people of all ages. The gaming area, for instance, comes with various options for children, teenagers and adults. Spread over 18000 feet, the gaming section of the mall also features different themes.
Roberto Santiago also owns another mall, Mangeira, which was completed in 2013. One common factor that cuts across his real estate projects is his use of modern technology. They are also geared towards boosting the socio-economic impact on the Joao Pessoa community. Not only do these projects provide the best shopping experience for residents and tourists, but they also create employment for the local people as well as immigrants.