Roberto Santiago; A Visionary Paraiba Entrepreneur

Roberto Santiago is a visionary businessman and an entrepreneur. Born in João Pessoa, Roberto Santiago has become an icon in the state of Paraiba through his investments which have significantly benefited the region. Among his numerous investments, Manaira Shopping, the largest shopping center in Joao Pessoa, is seen as the most successful investment.

Established in 1989, in the capital of Paraiba, Manaira Shopping provides the city’s residents with numerous activities when it comes to leisure, entertainment, and fun. The center has undergone five expansions since its construction to enable it to cater to the needs of the expanding city. Built between the beaches of the north coast of the town of João Pessoa, the Manaira has 280 stores and a vast space of leasable area. What stands out most in Manaira Shopping, however, is its versatility. The center was planned by Roberto Santiago to ensure maximum customer satisfaction for the whole family.

Roberto Santiago didn’t stop his investment in Paraiba at Manaira Shopping. In 2014, he launched Mangabeira Shopping, one of the greatest promoters of the development of the district of Mangabeira and the entire south zone of the capital of Paraíba. Built in two and a half years with an investment of almost half a billion reais, the investment generated about 3000 jobs during its construction alone. Mangabeira Shopping was established to complement the development brought by Manaira Shopping to its neighborhood. Manaira brought in residents to the neighborhood of Manaira while Mangabeira was expected to bring valuation to the place.

Roberto Santiago was born on July 16, 1958, in João Pessoa, Paraiba. He graduated from the University Center of João Pessoa (UNIPÊ) with a degree in Business Administration. Professionally, Santiago began his career at Café Santa Rosa, before later investing in his company. Later on, he left for the allotment area, where he acquired experience in the field.

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