When you mention the name Roberto Santiago in Brazil, everybody will most definitely know who you are talking about. Roberto Santiago is a very popular businessman and entrepreneur known for his success in business. He owns one of the largest shopping malls in Brazil, Manaria Shopping mall. This mall has contributed a lot to his popularity as it is known to be a center for recreation, entertainment, and other social activities in the State of Paraiba. Roberto was born and raised in Joao Pessoa in the year 1958. In his school years, Roberto was able to attend Pio X-Marist College. Later on, he went to pursue his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University center of Joao Pessoa.
After finishing the university, Roberto managed to find a job at a décor manufacturing company, Café Santa Rosa. He did not stay here for long as he still wanted to pursue his dreams of becoming a businessman. He left the décor manufacturing company and started his own Cartonnage Company. This was the time his entrepreneurial skills were evidently seen. His company dealt with mainly selling of cartons made out of cardboard. With Roberto’s passion and ambition towards business, the company grew and even started making decorative products. Within some time, the company had started making good profits. Santiago decided to invest this money in real estate which would turn out to be one of his best decisions in his career. With his level of determination to own land, this gave birth to the idea of a shopping mall. When he had saved enough money, Roberto was able to buy the land in 1987, and he started building immediately. It took two full years to finish the mall.
In 1989, the mall had already been completed and was officially launched. Ever since that launch, there has not been any other mall that meets the standards of Roberto’s in the area. It has grown over the years to the structure that is seen today. Just to have a sneak peak of the growth of Manaria Mall, there a Domus hall on the rooftop. This area is efficient for gatherings, exhibitions, weddings and other fairly small events. The mall offers entertainment sections as well. It has sections such as the gaming areas which can accommodate children, teenagers, and even adults. The mall also houses a food court that is of world-class standards. In addition to that, it has an enormous parking space that can hold about 3000 cars covering 135 square meters. In 2013, Roberto was successively able to launch another shopping mall, Mangeria Shopping mall. Although it’s not as big as big as the Manaria mall, this mall is also very significant having the latest and modern technology running it.