The Success of Manaira Shopping with Roberto Santiago
In 2015, the shopping center segment grew by 6.5%. The total turnover of the industry was about 150 billion. This was according to a census that was released by the Brazilian Association of Shopping Centers. Even when there was an economic crisis in the country, the malls still celebrated. The state housed over 500 shopping centers at the time of the census, and they were still planning to build about 30 more. This shows how strong the sector is.
The Northeast part of Brazil is the second leading when it comes to the selling in malls. The State of Paraiba also celebrates how strong this sector is. The modern Manaira Shopping Mall of Roberto Santiago is the one that is mainly found in the state. Manaira shopping is one of the commercial centers found in Paraiba. It covers 75 thousand square meters. The marketing manager of the site, Rafaela Barros, says that the malls should always reinvent themselves so that they are always on the rise. Manaira shopping has a college, a concert hall, a multipurpose space and a gym. This is a fruit of the work and vision of Robert Santiago.
These numbers have been able to show the confidence of businesspeople. These positive numbers have been able to generate tranquility to the managers of the commercial stores in the area. A recent study showed that even when the economic times are tough, the entrepreneurs expected the industry to grow by about 5% in the year 2016. Rafaela Barros says that these high numbers show how stable the sector is. He says that the shopping will only grow in the years to come. This will then significantly contribute to the process of development.
Roberto Santiago is a famous businessman Paraiba, Brazil. He is the owner and manager of Manaira Shopping Mall. The mall is found in his hometown, Joao Pessoa. His history of success shows how determined he is, his skill as an entrepreneur, and his tact. He is now 58 years old. He first went to Pio X-Marist College. He then went to the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He attained a bachelor’s degree in business from the university. He then began to work at Café Santa Rosa. It is a décor manufacturing company. He then left the company to satisfy the interest he has in business. He then founded the Cartonnage Company.
When Cartonnage Company began to make profits, Roberto went to invest in real estate. This had an enormous impact on his portfolio as a businessperson. As he pursued his determination in buying and developing land, the idea of Manaira shopping was born. He then purchased the property for Manaira Shopping Mall in the year 1987. The shopping mall was then built two years after that.