Roberto Santiago is a sportsperson, businessperson, trader, and owner of the Parabia based Maniara Shopping. He set up the shopping center in 1989 with a goal to serve residents of Parabia and other parts of Brazil. Roberto heavily invested in recreational and leisure facilities in the Maniara Shopping complex. The structure currently encompasses of 11 movie theatres with state-of-the-art cinematic projection technology.
Roberto Santiago is celebrated as the only Brazilian to be a finalist in the Brazilian Kart Championship, which is a sports championship game. He also won several state championship trophies for finishing in the first place in motocross bike competitions.
One of the entrepreneurial qualities that enabled Roberto Santiago to succeed in business is his keen eye for emerging opportunities. He also had an aggregating and entrepreneurial vision to succeed in every business endeavor he undertook. This vision guided him as he made his debut in the employment sector working for Café Santa Rosa.
Outstanding Features of the Maniara Shopping
Maniara Shopping stands out for its spacious design and interesting features. It is renowned as the largest commercial enterprise in Parabia. The structure also ranks among the best and largest commercial enterprises in Brazil. Its 300 stores occupy 75,000 square meters of Gross Leasable Area (GLA). The mall’s success story began when Roberto Santiago bought a large portion of land in the heart of Joâo Pessoa city. Its features depict Roberto’s vision for revolutionizing the Brazilian economic sector.
- Game Station and the Domus Hall
The Maniara Shopping complex consists of an interactive stadium system. This stadium system has over 200 gaming appliances and armchairs that make up the Game Station. The Domus Hall is also an exciting feature found in the shopping complex. With a carrying capacity of over 4,000 people, the hall comprises of two floors. The ground floor is designed for events such as graduation ceremonies, fairs, and weddings. The second floor has private cabins.
The Domus Hall was also designed for exhibitions of diverse social projects that foster culture and knowledge. Children are allowed to visit the exhibition area to generate knowledge on cultural activities and have fun at the same time.
- The Parabia Higher Education College
Roberto Santiago was also keen on incorporating learning facilities in Maniara Shopping. The Parabia Higher Education College is a manifestation of these efforts. The learning facility offers a wide range of tertiary education programs to students.
The Positive Impacts of the Maniara Shopping
Since it was officially opened to the public, Maniara Shopping has helped in shaping economic and social development in Parabia State, Brazil. Regarding influencing economic development, the shopping facility has led to the increase of both permanent and casual jobs. These jobs have enabled people from Parabia and neighboring cities to earn income. Maniara Shopping generates its revenue from economic activities such as banking, retail, and gaming.
In terms of social development, Maniara Shopping brings together people from different parts of Brazil and the world. These individuals converge at the facility to shop, make use of the game station, watch movies from the 11 movie theatres and learn. These interactions are key in promoting peaceful coexistence and unity.