Roberto Santiago was born on July 16, 1958 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. He attended school at Pio X-Marist and soon after The University of Joao Pessoa. Roberto Santiago’s first taste of success was a small cafeteria in at Café Santa Rosa. He saved his money there and also made a couple of smart investments that enabled him to buy the piece of land in which he built the thing he is most famous for : The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall.
The Mall has an area of over one-hundred thirty-five thousand square feet and has enough space in the parking lot to accommodate three-thousand one-hundred eighty vehicles. The mall has a multitude of features that draw crowds and tourists from all over the world. There is a school, bank, game zone, kids’ zone, eleven movie theatres, food court, shopping mall, garden, spa , salon, banquet hall, an ice cream parlor and more!The mall is open everyday of the week, so customers and tourists always have access to the amazing mall! The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping mall is the Largest mall in the state of Paraiba, and is one of the largest malls in the whole country of Brazil. Santiago started the building and construction of the mall in nineteen eighty-seven and finished the project two years later.
One of the most popular features of the Roberto Santiago shopping center is Domus Hall. Domus Hall is a space above the mall that was finished being built in 2009. There is enough space inside to accommodate concerts, fairs, exhibits, and huge gatherings. Domus Hall has a two-story structure; a mezzanine level that has separate rooms for lounge music as well as private events and parties, and a ground floor for events that may be a little larger than a get together or small party. Within Domus Hall, around ten thousand people can be accommodated standing up, and about four thousand seated people.
Roberto Santiago has always committed himself to make his shopping center the best in the country and to provide everything that the customer needs. Roberto Santiago says he gained success from following four main attributes : discipline, hard work, passion, and commitment. He also hopes to inspire more and more young entrepreneurs and urges them to always go follow their dreams and make them come true. Santiago always gives back to his community which makes sense why the people love and respect him so much as a person and as a businessman.