There have been business people in Paraiba who have been involved in different businesses and with different impact levels. However, Robert Santiago happens to be one of the business people with immense fame. He actually happens to be a legendary entrepreneur in Brazil. He is the owner of Manaira shopping mall and the manager as well. Joao Pessoa is Robert’s hometown where this mall is located. Manaira mall has become a prominent recreation and entertainment center in Paraiba state. Many people come to this mall to be entertained and enjoy other recreation facilities. It is entrepreneurial skill, tact, and determination that have earned Robert the kind of success he has in the business world.
Robert is 58 years old now and he was born in Joao Pessoa. Pio X-Marist was the first college he attended before he got enrolled in Joao Pessoa University Center to get his degree in business administration. Robert was lucky to work in a décor manufacturing company by name Café Santa Rosa. After working for some time in this company, he saw the need to fulfill his business dream. He left the company and started his own which he called Cartonnage Company. He could get cardboard-made cartons and sell them in his home area. The company grew until Robert was able to make different decorative products and sell them.
His Cartonnage firm increased its profits and he decided to expand his business ideas by investing in real estate. This idea became his turning point in his entrepreneurship since it helped him improve his business portfolio as a businessman. Actually, his idea to invest in Manaira Shopping Mall came from here. He then started to buy and sell land and the business became quite lucrative. He bought a piece of land in 1987 where he built the shopping mall two years later and launched it. The city land where the Manaira Mall sits on is estimated to be 75,000 meters squared. The Joao Pessoa-based Mall is said to have about 280 stores. The versatility of the mall is quite exceptional. Moreover, the Shopping Mall has a college, financial institutions, a gym, gaming area, food court, theater, and concert hall.
Robert went ahead and developed a second shopping mall in 2013 and named it Mangeira. These two malls have helped Robert to improve the city’s economic and social aspects in the best way he could. Mangeira is known to be one of the best family entertainment and fun center. Robert has managed to employ natives in hundreds to these malls. The malls have also influenced the price of land in the area. Even in the 2015 economic crisis, Robert’s investment wasn’t affected. Robert intends to reinvent, develop and improve remarkable growth in tour centers, sales, and leisure.