It takes more than a good business idea to venture into a successful business. That is why successful entrepreneurs always think ahead. Even when they stray from the ideal roadmap, they always know what they want to accomplish in the end. This description fits the life of Roberto Santiago, a serial entrepreneur who owns two modern shopping malls in Brazil.
Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa. That is where he grew as well. Like any other toddler whose dreams and aspirations are founded in the corners of a study hall, Roberto Santiago attended Pio X Marist College for higher education. In that institution, he was able to attain managerial skills. At a later time, he joined the University Centre of Joao Pessoa for an undergraduate course in business administration. Perhaps, he was able to obtain people skills while undertaking this specific undergraduate course.
Roberto Santiago worked at Café Santa Maria after college. He dedicated time and effort in service delivery. That is how he managed to garner extensive experience in business management. He was also able to earn some money which enabled him to venture into a new business. From Café Santa Maria, he started a Cartonnage Company. The company manufactured cartons in addition to decorative items. After manufacturing, Roberto Santiago would rally his employees to supply the items to consumers.
Seeing that the cartonnage company yielded substantial revenue, Roberto Santiago decided to venture into real estate. That was in 1987. Luckily enough, he was successful. He bought land and invested in what would later be termed as a one-stop shopping mall. Manaira Shopping Mall was established in two years. The project was Roberto’s idea of providing the people of Joao Pessoa with a facility that would cater for their needs in a wholesome manner.
Manaira Shopping Mall
On 29th November 1989, Manaira Shopping Mall was opened. It has 98 stores. The stores comprise of entertainment units, financial services units, an education center, food courts and restaurants, a gaming area and a hall known as the Domus Hall. The Domus Hall was launched in 2009. It is situated on the rooftop of the mall. The Domus Hall is air-conditioned. It has enough space to accommodate 10,000 people. Since it is a two-story structure, two different events can be hosted on the same floor.
Some of the entertainment options available in Manaira Shopping Mall include a movie theatre, a bowling alley and an equipped amusement park that has state-of-the-art machines.
The Expansion of Manaira Mall
Manaira was first enlarged in 1993.The second expansion occurred in 1997. The food court was revamped in the third expansion that occurred in 2007. Presently, it provides meals that fit every client’s budget.
Behind the one-stop-shopping mall is a successful entrepreneur, Roberto Santiago. He is one entrepreneur who never rested on his laurels. He invented one of Brazil’s largest and best malls.