Meet Roberto Santiago, the Force Behind the Largest Shopping Mall in João Pessoa

Roberto Santiago is respected by many people in the world for being one of the most iconic businessmen in Brazil today. The businessman was born in the year 1958, in Joao Pessoa by middle-class parents. He acquired his education at the famous Pio X-Marist College before going for his Business Administration degree at the University Center located in Joao Pessoa too.

Roberto Santiago owns one of the most modern and largest shopping malls in Brazil, known as the Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall. The facility is found in his home city, Joao Pessoa, and it has changed the lives of many people who needed to experience more than just the regular shopping.

In the year 1987, the businessman purchased a piece of land in his hometown. When buying the property, the successful businessman wanted to construct a mall where people could visit and do all their shopping at a go. After two years, the mall was completed, and it was launched in the year 1989. The facility has a rooftop concert hall, several theater rooms, food courts, gaming areas for children and adults, colleges, financial institutions, a well-equipped gym and several shopping stores. All these features make it a one-stop center, especially for the modern consumer who is looking for an exclusive shopping experience.

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The Domus Hall is located on the rooftop, and it was established in the year 2009. The hall is believed to have enough space to host any type of musical concert, wedding, conferences, exhibits, fairs and graduation ceremonies. According to the management of the hall, the facility can comfortably accommodate approximately ten thousand people who are standing. Four thousand seated clients can also have the time of their lives in the facility too. The hall is equipped with the best equipment using the latest technology to give the consumers the sound experience they need. The Hall has several individual cabins, especially for the persons who are seeking some privacy. The ground floor is best for individuals who want to host significant events. The Domus Hall is believed to have attracted performances from different parts of Brazil and the world as a whole.

If you are looking for entertainment, the Manaira Shopping Mall is the place to go. The facility offers everyone an entertainment option. There is a well-equipped movie theater that provides clients with the most recent and entertaining films. The gaming area is out of this world. Children visiting the facility say that they have the time of their life whenever they visit the gaming center. There is a food court that has been renovated several times. The facility provides consumers with more than just an eating experience. The food budget is suitable for everyone, regardless of their income. There are fast food center and high dining places such as Capital Steak House, Espaco Gourmet, and many others.

The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping is suitable for all people from all walks of life, regardless of their age. There are furniture stores, clothing stores, book stores, jewelry, sports gear and a complete gym. This means that everyone will have a special activity to enjoy when visiting the facility. Read more on

Jason Halpern:Real Estate Developer and Commited Philanthropist

Third generation real estate developer Jason Halpern is the managing partner of JHM Development. Since taking over the company in 2010, he has taken the company to new heights. The Halpern family has been involved in real estate development in New York for over 5 decades. During that time they have been responsible for building and developing hundreds of apartments and millions of square feet of commercial space throughout Westchester County and New York City. Jason Halpern has added some innovative development work in greater Brooklyn and developed historically significantly landmarked buildings throughout New York.

Jason Halpern: Born to Develop Property

But Jason Halpern has not limited his real estate development work to New York. JHM Development is also involved in developing properties in Florida. The company recently completed work on Aloft South Beach, a redevelopment project in which they transformed the historic Motel Ankara in Miami. The hotel now boasts 235 luxury rooms that average 360 square feet in size. The hotel opened in 2015 making it the first new hotel to open in Miami’s South Beach area since 2009. Located one block from Miami Beach, the hotel’s waterfront location offers access to the Collins Canal and Lake Pancoast.

Aloft and Jason Halpern

More than just a real estate developer, Jason Halpern is involved in meaningful philanthropic activity. Since 2015 he has been working with Water, a global non-nonprofit, as well as Splash and the Relief Society of Tigray to fund projects that provide clean, safe water to people in Nepal and Ethiopia. Halpern has donated $20,000 from each contract people sign to purchase homes in Three Hundred Collins, his Miami based residential development. The water project as helped hundreds of Nepalese and Ethiopians struggling the get the potable water they need to survive.

Daniel de la Vega, Aviv Siso, Laura Garcia, Louis Buckworth, Thomas Juul Hansen and Jason Halpern

The charitable work being done by Jason Halpern also includes making significant contributions to the level one trauma center at Westchester Medical Center called the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. The facility can handle complex emergency neurosurgery, open-heart surgery and orthopedic surgery. It serves children, pregnant women, burn victims and people with life-threatening internal injuries. This charitable work reflects Jason Halpern’s commitment to helping others.