Category: Shopping Mall

“The Innumerable Successes of Roberto Santiago”

Roberto Santiago is a renown Brazilian entrepenur, venture capitalist, screenwriter, author and film director. He is no doubt one of the most successful and well-established people in the world. He has contributed significant financial assets to Brazil’s commercial real estate and entertainment sectors. He is also the owner of the legendary “Manaia shopping mall” which is located in the city of Paraiba. Manaia is a shopping paradise and fun destination for all ages. The mall is the largest one in Brazil and has something to do for everyone making it a one stop shopping destination and entertainment spot worldwide. Roberto is a mastermind for the malls construction, design and inception.


Manaira shopping mall is the perfect example of what Roberto had in mind in regard to the wide variety of stores, recreational activities and services he wanted to offer people. On November 29th, 1989 Santiago opened the Manaia shopping mall to the public and it has had four expansions since its establishment. The mall offers innumerable cuisine options and places to eat. It has bowling allies, 3D theatre complexes, banks, amusement parks, ballrooms, gardens, retail stores, modernized arcades and game rooms. It even boasts Domus Hall, a tremendous area on the mall’s terrace that has the capacity to hold over 8,000 people. It’s a beautiful place to host seminars, conferances, parties, concerts, dances, reunions, theatrical performances and other occasions. Manaira also has a vast parking lot which can hold over 3,000 automobiles. A person could walk the mall for days and still not have done everything that the mall offers.


Roberto has authored a countless array of successful books including children’s stories,including the popular Futbolísimos and Strangers of Time series. He has many noteable film accomplishments as well and was nominated “Best Adapted Screenplay in 2006” for The Longest Penalty In The World. Some of his feature films are listed as follows in chronological order.


  • Happy Men: year 2001
  • The longest penalty in the world:year 2005
  • The Club of the Suicides:year 2007
  • At the End of the Road: year 2009
  • The harvest: year 2014
  • Just for two: year 2014
  • The dream of Ivan: year 2011
  • Are you there?:year 2011


Mr. Santiago was raised in the city of Joao Pessoa and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. His entrepreneurial career began when he established a carton manufacturing company that supplied cardboard and other packing materials to businesses. From there he moved into the commercial architectural sector and built the infamous luxury Manaira Mall. Among his constituents and fans he is regarded as having the Midas touch because he has been so fortuitous in all of his work and investments. Roberto has also generously given to many philanthropic causes and organizations and has a passion for teaching young venture capitalists how to prosper in the business investment and trade industry. He has made Brazil one of the leading shopping destinations in the world with his extensive acumen and knowledge.