Introducing Roberto Santiago, the Entrepreneur Behind Manaira Shopping Mall

There’s a lot to see and do in the bustling city of Joao Pessoa. As the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraiba, it is home to many enticing attractions. Chief among them has to be the Manaira Shopping Mall, which offers a robust array of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Many locals don’t realize it, but the mall that they love so much was developed by a fellow resident of Paraiba: Roberto Santiago.

Since Manaira Mall doesn’t boast Roberto Santiago’s name, many folks are completely unaware that the businessman was the driving force behind its develop in the late 1980s. At the time, Santiago was only in his late 20s. After earning degrees from Pio X Marist College and UNIPE, University Center of Joao Pessoa, he’d entered the business world with a position at Cafe Santa Rosa. Before too long, he started investing his earnings to set the stage for a future career.

Roberto Santiago made the wise decision to invest in a cardboard box manufacturing outfit. This kicked his career into overdrive, allowing him to purchase a prime piece of real estate smack-dab in the heart of downtown Joao Pessoa. He did this in 1987, when he was only 28 years old. Development of Manaira Shopping Mall began that same year, and it officially opened in 1989. Read more articles on Jornal Da Paraiba.

The motocross and bowling enthusiast wanted his mall to be different. He wanted it to appeal to as many different types of people as possible, so he set about adding all kinds of exciting attractions. Today, it houses an 11-screen movie theater; a massive video game arcade that sprawls over 8,000 square meters and offers more than 200 machines; a bowling alley; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and Domus Hall, which sits atop the mall and is the site of many exhibitions, concerts, festivals and other events.

In addition to owning and operating Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago owns Mangabeira Shopping Mall and has interests in many other businesses in the region. Because he was educated right here in Paraiba and found success here, he loves giving back whenever he can. Through the years, he has earned a reputation for being a generous philanthropist.

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All these years later, Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall continues to be one of the most popular attractions in Joao Pessoa. Without Roberto Santiago, it wouldn’t exist, and people would be left without an important source of entertainment, dining and shopping. Visit Mundo Do Marketing to read more.


Arthur Becker believes in the hidden power of real estate and that’s why he invests so heavily in it and develops enterprising establishments.Arthur’s recent development is at 465 Washington Street in Tribeca where he bought an eight-unit building which is projected to sell at slightly past $52 million. The investor plans to turn the building into an enterprising property complete with interior designs.

According to Curbed, the entrepreneur plans to have a penthouse duplex which will sell at roughly $14 million and seven luxury apartments. Each unit will be sold at approximately $5 million. Arthur Becker bought the property in Tribeca in 2012 from Peter Moore at slightly over $6 million who had defaulted on a slightly over $4.5 million loan.

So definitely this will be a huge investment for the entrepreneur. Becker has also bought adjacent property to develop the building further.

About Arthur Becker

Arthur Baker is a contemporary artist, Real Estate investor, and a private technology investor.He is the current Managing Director of Madison Technology Group LLC, CEO and chairman of Zinio LLC and a Managing Member of Atlantic Investors, LLC. Previously the real estate investor, worked for NaviSite where he was a board member and CEO.The passionate photographer began his career as a home builder before moving to Real Estate investing and technological companies. He has also been a Macadamia farm manager in Hawaii.

In an article on Bloomberg, his passionate love for art led him to open his personal studio and he has held various exhibitions for his work. His work has also been displayed at Hal Katzen in New York, Arcature Fine Art in Palm Beach, Florida, Art Basel and Morgan Walker Fine Art.

Arthur Baker attended Bennington College and he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.

Arthur Becker is separated from his wife of 23 years Vera Wang, the bridal gown designer.

The couple has two daughters who they are raising mutually despite the separation. He was instrumental in her development from small time designer to a highly prized designer. The entrepreneur has been a chief consultant to the fashion company that belongs to Vera Wang for seven years and the separation hasn’t gotten in the way of their business.

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