Roberto Santiago is the envy of many people for owning the largest and most prestigious mall in Brazil at the tender age of 58. However, what people do not know is that he is highly disciplined and focused that if he decides to pursue something, he gives it his best attention. Consequently, albeit he has tried his hands on several things, he mainly accomplished his greatest success in business through the Manaira Business Mall, which is in Joao Pessoa his hometown. The mall serves as a reception and entertainment center in Paraiba, and it attracts people from all the sections of the world.
Roberto is both tactful and industrious, and these factors have helped him in his journey to success. He started working in his Santa Rosa Café, which was a small business he started while he was in school. He used the savings to start a cartonnage company that began in selling cartons, which were made from cardboards. As the business grew, Roberto introduced the production of decorative products. The success was evident, and as Roberto saved, he knew he wanted to invest in real estate projects. He decided to buy land and build the Maniara Shopping Mall, and this turned to be the best decision of his life since the mall is highly profitable. Moreover, the mall serves people in the locality as well as in the international arena.
Maniara Shopping Mall has 280 stores that are highly versatile. Roberto developed the mall to suit all family needs, making it an experience out of this world for most people. The facilities include concert halls food courts, banks, colleges, gyms, beauty parlors, and spas.
After the success of Manaira, Roberto decided to invest in yet a new mall call Mangeira Shopping Mall that hosts 210 satellite stores, food courts, seven mini anchors, and 15 anchor stores. The mall offers employment to thousands of people in Brazil, and this is a huge boost to the country’s economy. Although it is not yet complete, leisure is at the center of its existence, as it will have six movie theatres, a child’s play ground, and seven bawling alleys among other facilities.
Roberto’s Core Values
Respect: Roberto has respect for all his workers as he says without them the firms cannot succeed
Determination: he is determined to achieve success even in the face of adversity.
Discipline: Roberto Santiago states that without discipline he would not be where he is. He believes in being a good steward of his resources; consequently, he saves money from one business and uses it to develop another. No wonder the money from Maniara is used to build Mangeira
Devotion: Maniara also believes in his devotion time, which he uses to reflect on his progress and make corrections where he feels off track.