Roberto Santiago was born in 1958 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Roberto was raised in a Christian family and acquire his values from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church before moving to San Juan Bautista Catholic Church. He obtained his college education at Pio X-Marist College and later joined university at a Joao Pessoa- based University for a degree course in Business Administration.
Roberto’s professional career journey began when he joined Café Santa Rosa, a manufacturing company based in Brazil. He had to quit his job to start his carton manufacturing company. He designed and manufactured cardboard as well as folding cartons that he supplied to various commercial enterprises. Roberto Santiago is a recognized entrepreneur with ability and skills that even his peers admire. His ability to identify opportunities that came his way was another quality that made him successful. Today, Roberto is one of the most successful and recognized entrepreneurs in his home country and internationally.
To justify his entrepreneurial capabilities, Roberto ventured into real estate. One of his most remarkable achievements is the Manaira shopping Mall which he built in 1987. This was a dream he had to wait for two years as the mall was being constructed. The mall which is ranked one of the largest in the region finally started its operation in 1989. It had approximately 280 stores, a food court and theater included.
The mall was privileged to host a Brazilian famous concert hall, the Domus Hall, located on the rooftop. The Manaira mall caters for both the adults and children by offering entertainment options such as the gaming areas that are suitable for both. The mall is diverse since it has a variety of restaurants that accommodate tastes and preferences of every person. Therefore, anyone who decides to try the facilities can be sure of no disappointments. Saying that the mall caters for all is not an understatement since it also has additional facilities, the college and financial institutions which are also very important.
One of the fascinating things about the Manaira shopping mall is its location. It was built strategically between two beaches which attracts the users as it gives them a scenic view. The mall also has an advantage of being able to receive many visitors, and this is not an inconvenience at all as there is ample parking for all. It can hold approximately 3000 cars.
Roberto is indeed a legend, even though the Manaira mall grew to be famous despite being founded in a year that Brazil experienced economic crisis, he never stopped at that as he saw the starting of Mangeira mall. Finally, Roberto could not have done it if not for his commitment, vision, passion, and hard work.