In November 2014, one of the most modern architectural designs in Paraiba, Mangabeira Shopping Mall, was inaugurated by long-term businessman and investor – Roberto Santiago. The estimated number consumers expected at the inaugural grand opening occasion was 350 thousand people. This high turn up was expected as is the custom in the town of Paraiba when retail network stores opened for the first time. The auspicious event also brought in a massive turnover in profits, higher than any records in the country. This ratified the potential spending of Roberto Santiago’s latest business venture. The mall created thousands of jobs for the duration of its construction.
Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall remains one of the largest shopping centers in Paraíba and has passed through five expansions since it was built. According to the entrepreneur’s declarations in 2014, the percentage of Paraiba customers that would migrate to his latest venture, Mangabeira, would surpass that of Manaira by at least 5 percent. Manaíra Shopping has consistently maintained a steady customer growth rate of between 10% and 15% every year.
Manaira Mall has an entertainment section with eight cinema complex rooms, including two with Active 3D technology, Game Stations, Gold Strike and Strike Bar, a bowling section, a park and children’s Pirlimpimpim, a gym facility, a bank, and the Paraíba Higher Education College. Read more on blogdogordinho.com
The project to create Mangabeira was planned between the years 2007-2009. When compared to Manaira Shopping, however, Roberto Santiago says that they are two completely different projects. Official shopping opened in 1989, to the residents of Manaíra. The region, which until then, was only made up of residential homes, developed into a row of buildings and commercial complexes in the surroundings of the Mall. Santiago says Manaira Mall gave a head start to the city’s planning. Mangabeira also added commercial value to the area, according to critics in 2014. The area was already fairly populated, however, with an over-valuation of land and property. Currently, Manaira mall is one of the biggest development supporters in the entire southern region of Paraíba.
Robert Santiago was born on July 16, 1958. He studied at Pio X-Marist College, a heritage institution in the capital, and graduated with a Business Administration degree at the University of João Pessoa. Professionally, he began his career at Santa Rosa Café but invested in his company. Later, he left active employment to enter the real estate industry. Today, he is a successful developer with several high net worth projects under his name. Visit Mundo Do Marketing to read more.