Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa in Brazil. This would also be the place where he would find his success. He received a degree in Business Administration. Mr. Santiago worked at the Cafe Santa Rosa. Cafe Santa Rosa was a decor manufacturing company. His passion for business is what inspired him to start his own business. This is when he started the Cartonnage Company. The mall was built in 1987 and launched in 1989.
He sold cartons that were made of cardboard. After the Cartonnage Company made him a good amount of profits Mr. Santiago started investing in real estate. This decision to invest helped to establish him as a businessman. Mr. Santiago’s determination in buying and developing land lead him to create the Manaira Shopping Mall. The mall is located in the city of Joao Pessoa and there are 280 stores. The mall accommodates families giving them plenty to do. The Manaira Shopping Mall has a gym, a gaming area, a concert hall, food court, theater, a college and financial institutions. The Domus Hall in the mall has enough space to hold graduation ceremonies, conferences, exhibitions, weddings, and many other types of gatherings. The hall has caught the attention of Brazilian and International artists. In the present time, the Manaira Shopping Mall has 1.6 million visitors monthly.
Robert Santiago had developed another mall in 2013. The mall is known as Mangeira. This has enabled him to make economic and social improvements in the city of Joao Pessoa. Economically it has helped employ many people and has helped attract other businesses. Mr. Santiago’s investment skills were put to the test in the 2015 economic crisis. Many business sectors were crashing, but the malls were not affected by this crisis. Investors were attracted to this type of economic strength.
Mr. Santiago plans to continue to reinvent and develop tour centers. He wants to enhance growth in sales and leisure. The success he has attained is due to Mr. Santiago working hard, being persistent, passionate and his commitment to making the best malls possible. His advice to up and coming entrepreneurs in Brazil and all around the world is to start to see their business ideas and vision come to life. Mr. Santiago is one of the most legendary entrepreneurs in Brazil. He is also one of richest men in Brazil. He is also known to be a proficient writer as well. He is a man of many talents.