The best entrepreneurs do not concern themselves with the past and they are not particularly interested in the here and now. A top notch businessman like Roberto Santiago is someone who is able to look into the future and sense the needs of others instinctively.
He began to hone these skills during his youth. As a child growing up in the Joao Pessoa area, he noticed that the area was lacking a proper shopping mall and elected to do something about it. Instead of coming up with a plan that was not truly feasible, he was willing to bide his time and wait.
Finally, he was able to attend school at the University Centre of Joao Pessoa as well as Pio X-Marist College. After obtaining his degree in business administration, he was off and running. He used his knowledge to obtain a position at Cafe Rosa and this would set the stage for the steps to come.
Roberto Santiago has shown an ability to leverage every piece of knowledge that he gains and after using his college education to get his foot in the door, it would not take long before he would take the next step towards his true objective.
Once he realized that he would be much better off going into business for himself, it was time to start his own cartonnage business. This is the business that would provide him with the entrepreneurial success that truly emboldened him going forward. He used the revenue he generated while running his own business to make a purchase that would forever change the trajectory of the region.
By 1987, he already amassed the funds that he would need in order to purchase the necessary land for his dream shopping mall. Two years later, that dream became a reality when the Manaira Shopping Mall was opened. This decision turned out to be a mutually beneficial one for both him and the local residents who now had a proper shopping mall to call their own.
When he designed the mall, his forward thinking truly came into focus. Instead of designing a super trendy mall that was designed to appeal to a few people, Roberto Santiago created a destination that could be treasured by the whole family. No matter what age group you are from, there is always something to see or do at this location.
This mall has not only provided residents with a wonderful place to shop but it has also offered viable employment opportunities to hundreds of local residents. This makes Roberto Santiago one of the most important entrepreneurs that the region has to offer and experienced observers everywhere are looking forward to hearing more about his future real estate development plans.