Roberto Santiago’s Contribution to the Brazilian Economy

Roberto Santiago has made a great contribution to the economy of Paraiba and Brazil as a whole. He is the brilliant mind behind the Mangabeira Shopping Mall and the Manaira Shopping Mall in Brazil. The Manaira Shopping Mall has been around for decades and is still the amazing spectacle it was when it was first built. The Mangabeira Shopping Mall was built in 2014 and is already doing quite well.


Roberto Santiago studied business administration at a renowned institution in Brazil. His training sure did come in handy in his entrepreneurial ventures. At just 59 years of age, Roberto has managed to achieve so much due to his diligence, foresight and commitment to excellence. He is passionate about what he does and all his developments are well thought out and never haphazardly done. This is what makes him such a successful entrepreneur.


Manaira Shopping Mall


The Manaira Shopping Mall was opened in 1989 in Joao Pessoa in the Brazilian state of Paraiba. It has undergone several improvements over the years. Today, it stands as the biggest shopping mall in Paraiba. The latest addition to the mall was the Domus Hall, which was completed in 2009. The hall is very spacious and has a state-of-the-art sound system. It is air-conditioned and has great acoustics, hence its suitability for various types of events including concerts, weddings, graduation ceremonies and exhibitions among others. Many international artists have also performed at the hall.


The mall has everything the modern shopper could need: banks, restaurants, a garden, several movie theaters, a gym, a ballroom and even a college. What makes this mall special is the fact that it was designed with the modern customers’ needs in mind. Functionality and convenience were the guiding factors in its design. These are Roberto Santiago’s trademarks and this is probably the reason why his developments are doing so well. He does not rush to build malls without giving much thought to the needs of the people. Manaira Shopping also serves as a great tourist attraction. Both local and international tourists flock the state of Paraiba just to experience the splendor of the mall.




Through the Manaira Shopping Mall and the Mangabeira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago created several employment opportunities for the people of Brazil. The malls also caused the properties surrounding them to gain value and gave the Brazilian economy a great boost. Brazil sure has a lot to thank Roberto Santiago for.