Roberto Santiago: Brazil’s Real Estate and Entertainment Guru

Roberto Santiago is a highly successful Brazilian investor and the brains behind Manaira Shopping Mall, a premier lifestyle destination in central Brazil. Construction of the facility started in 1987. Since then, numerous amenities have been incorporated to make the mall one of the leading shopping facilities in Brazil. This has in turn catapulted its owner to national attention. Besides its ideal location, Manaira Shopping Mall offers clients irresistible entertainment and shopping options.


The All-in-One Concept


The imposing shopping mall has continued attracting visitors in droves due to the diversity of its fun, leisure, and recreational options. Roberto supervised the design and construction of the mall, and thus nothing was left chance. Being an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, he sought to incorporate facilities that would distinguish Manaira from other shopping malls. Manaira was among the first shopping malls in Brazil to feature enchanting movie theaters, restaurants, bowling alleys, leisure areas, food stores, indoor gardens, and hyper stores under one roof.


Ultimate Leader in Recreation, Fun, and Entertainment


Before establishing Manaira, Mr. Santiago had already built an enviable entertainment empire. This explains why he sought to incorporate an array of trendsetting entertainment features. Manaira features 11 fully equipped and breathtaking movie theaters, which attract hundreds of movie lovers especially on weekends. Three of the theaters are equipped with the latest 3D streaming technology. Besides this, the availability of bar service and refreshments make the theaters to stand out from similar facilities in the country.


Entertainment for kids is also catered for. This is attested to by the presence of gaming stations that were specially designed with kids in mind. For instance, the Game Station covers an extensive area of over 1800 square meters and features 200 gaming machines that target kids. Shoppers who visit the mall alongside their kids can hang out at the bowling arcade. What’s more, the mall houses a bank and college. This explains why it has been described as a mini city by its visitors.


Mr. Santiago’s Rise in the Corporate World


Santiago’s name is legendary within Brazil’s corporate scene. Besides Manaira Shopping Mall, he also owns Mangabeira Shopping Mall, an equally outstanding facility. Roberto made a name for himself during the 1980’s by being one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in Brazil. Manaira was constructed while he was in his 20’s. This proves his longevity in the industry, and how well he understands it.


Mr. Santiago is a native of Joao Pessoa. He studied at Pio X Marist College before proceeding to the University of Joao Pessoa for his undergraduate studies in business administration. After graduation, he out as a writer, something that opened up his mind to the endless investment opportunities in Brazil. Before making inroads into the real estate market, Roberto was running a cartonage business, which is still in operation.