Roberto Santiago is an iconic businessman who prides in owning Manaira Shopping Mall, which is one of the largest shopping complexes in Paraiba, Brazil. The construction of the mall kicked off in 1987 and surprisingly it on took only two years to be complete. In a bid to avail more leasable area and features for its clients, Roberto Santiago has expanded the well-designed mall over five times since its inception in 1989. Located at Joao Pessoa, Manaira Shopping Mall is a one-stop-shop for people looking for fun, entertainment, leisure and ultimate shopping experience. Know more about Roberto Santiago at Wikipedia.org
Roberto Santiago visionary designed the mall to give its occupants complete fulfilment and spectacular view of beaches in Joao Pessoa. Manaira Shopping Mall boast 75,000 leasable floor space and 280 stores. The unique fact about this mall is its level of versatility. It can accommodate all the needs of any customer. Movie lovers, shoppers or even those looking for a good eatery are covered in Manaira. The mall is equipped with highly sophisticated cinema, 3D rooms and state-of-the- art stadiums, all aimed at giving movie lovers a thrilling experience. Manaira is a home to food joints offering different delicacies. Electronic machine gamers and those looking for physical fitness centers are not left behind. Universities are also tenants occupying the prestigious mall. Since Manaira Shopping was built, the neighboring areas have witnessed steady economic development. Particularly, the price of property has gone up in Manaira and Joao Pessoa city, in addition more companies are establishing their operations in locality.
According to experts who include Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers and Urban Studies Group, the Brazilian Mall market witnessed 6.5% growth in 2015. It was projected to grow by 5% in 2016 despite of economic crisis that the country experienced. Roberto Santiago, aged 58, seems to be well informed about the potential of shopping centers in Brazil, this is the reason he continues to expand Manaira. In 2015 only, the Manaira recorded a traffic of over 2 million people. A number to experts expect to rise in the coming years largely driven by the increase in house hold consumption of consumers who are willing to spend their disposable income in shopping malls. Apart from owning the multipurpose Manaira mall, the entrepreneur is also the owner of Mangabeira shopping and The Northwest.
Born in 1958, Roberto Santiago attended Pio X-Marist College before proceeding to the University Canter of Joao Pessoa where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After completion of his studies, he immediately dived into the world of entrepreneurship by establishing various businesses. Driven with passion and zeal, Roberto has manage to grow into a renowned businessman owning the largest shopping mall in Brazil.