Much like most individuals that challenge the tenants of their field, Roberto Santiago started from a very humble place. On July 16 of 1958, Roberto Santiago came into the world ready to tackle it. He spent much of his childhood developing his keen intellect and superior reasoning skills, this was the foundation for which he would rest his future accomplishments. After he graduated from primary school, Santiago started attending the Pio X-Marist College and the University Center of Joao Pessoa. This was where Santiago discovered that he had a flair for the real estate market and for development. One of the first things that he started doing soon after graduating was managing his own company. This company made the packaging for various products and was one of Santiago’s early successes. This laid out a path in the business world that Santiago would continue down for many years to come.
In 1989, Roberto Santiago was ready to tackle an even bigger project. He purchased some land in the lovely city of Joao Pessoa and immediately started making plans on what exactly he would put there. Development had become a major passion for him, and he wanted to make sure that he put something there that would be beneficial to the residents, not only as a destination but as a source of revenue for the community. From that hard work Manaira was constructed, and it immediately overshadowed any other building of its type. The behemoth structure boasted a plethora of shopping locations, numerous restaurants, a college, and high-end options that all shoppers could enjoy. It was a fantastic place and it immediately became a treasure in the eyes of the people of Joao Pessoa. To this day it remains a very popular destination for members of the Joao Pessoa community as well as tourists.
One of the things that Santiago is most proud of is Domus Hall. This gem is situated on the roof of Manaira like a tiara. It is known primarily as a concert venue, but it has been used for market functions, weddings, and high school graduations. This space has endless potential and has overshadowed the beauty of the mall itself because of its immense popularity. It has been said that performers of many different skills have sought to perform in Domus Hall because of its exclusive nature. Visitors will feel as though they are transported into a world of glamour and fame while visiting this wonderful facility. As the years continue, Manaira will grow to accommodate more facilities and sorely needed projects. Roberto Santiago is dedicated to increasing the visibility of not only Joao Pessoa, but of Brazil in general. The shopping mall has earned a significant international reputation that does not seem to be dying down anytime soon.