Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa on July 16, 1958. This is also where he grew up. He started working at an early age at a company that manufactured cardboard boxes. It was there that he likely developed the work ethic that would propel him to become a real estate developer and legendary Brazilian entrepreneur.
He worked his way up to becoming one of the riches men in Brazil. He also well known for being able to write in a prolific manner. His experience and knowledge have allowed him to diversify his wealth in various industries. He has a keen sense for investing in businesses that will offer a positive return.
Every successful entrepreneur seems to have a specific education or knowledge that fuels their success. Roberto Santiago attended Pio X-Marist College and transferred to Joao Pessoa where he earned a BA degree. Today, he owns what many consider to be the most glamorous shopping centers in all of Brazil: the Manaira Shopping Mall. After first purchasing the land, it took him several years to complete the malls development.
The mall stands out due to its many amenities, which include a concert hall on the roof, gaming area, theatre, unique shopping experiences and venues, college, and a gym. The rooftop area can accommodate weddings, conferences, graduations, and virtually any meeting or gathering. The space can handle 10,000 standing individuals, and 4000 seated persons. The hall also features modern sound-proofing, air conditioning, and a high-tech music system. Many international artists have performed at the venue.
One of the elements that makes the mall stand out is that he designed it as an “experience” that people and families can enjoy. The venue has something for everyone. Its food court offers various foods that can fit everyone’s budget. The mall was also built between two beaches allowing for an amazing view. Anyone visiting the area will surely want to visit the Manaira Shopping Mall. Roberto Santiago also established the Mageira Mall in 2013. This mall, along with the Manaira contributes significantly to the Brazilian economy, while providing consumers with an amazing shopping experience.