The name Roberto Santiago is legendary in Brazil. The successful entrepreneur was born in July 1958 in Joao Pessoa. Roberto went to school at Pio X-Marist College and later went to the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he left after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. His career began with writing and he started a blog. Fast forward to a few years later and Roberto Santiago is the owner of a top recognized mall in Joao Pessoa; Manaira. Roberto purchased the land in which the mall sits in 1987 and developed it for two years until its launch in 1989.
Roberto’s creation, the Manaira shopping mall, consists of gaming area, a college, a gym, financial institutions, rooftop concert hall, shopping stores and a theater. It is one of the biggest malls in the country and attracts potential customers from throughout the country. The Manaira shopping mall welcomed guests from the public in 1989. The building is so large that it is said to be a small city with everything one would possibly need.
The Manaira Shopping mall has a concert hall that comfortably accommodates 4000 people sitting. If the guests were to stand, then the hall can accommodate 10000 people. The mall has eleven state of the art movie cinemas, gardens, bowling alleys, gourmet food courts. There is an air conditioned rooftop hall that can comfortable hold up to 8000 people. Since its reopening, it has gone through 5 different renovations to expand. There is a section that is 1800 meters long and has been set aside for an Amusement Park. This space has more than 200 game consoles and has a fully digital alley.
Yet another shopping mall that Roberto owns is a shopping mall known as Mangeira. The Mangeira came decades after Manaira; it was developed in 2013. The two shopping malls have greatly increased the social and economic aspects of Joao Pessoa. Because of this, major corporates have relocated their business to the city which therefore gives the residents a world of opportunities and options.
Other than being a successful entrepreneur, Roberto Santiago is a man with a golden heart. He’s well known for his philanthropic acts. His main aim when building it was to provide cultural experiences which he did thanks to the mall. The mall’s main focus is the customer’s experience. All efforts are geared towards ensuring that the customer has the best time of their lives and they feel both comfortable, happy to keep coming back again and again. Roberto Santiago has long made a name for himself in the real estate world and has proven to be quite the force to be reckoned with. He has found his niche and is consciously working towards creating something new and different.
Tony Petrello is not only a business management guru. He is also a philanthropist who have invested substantial amounts of time and money to help the needy in the society. In one of his fundraising efforts for the needy, together with his wife Cynthia, he donated $5million as a personal commitment. This amount was to be spent on research projects for medical cures for chronic diseases. As part of his efforts to help children suffering from chronic diseases, he acts as the director of Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. In his position as the director, he speaks on behalf of children suffering from neurological diseases. He addresses their plight and encourages the society to consider helping them. Personally, he has donated about $7 million to help the Texas Children’s Hospital facilitate medical care for the children. The facility has been at the fore front in promoting the status of these children in a big way.
As a philanthropist, Tony Petrello has been generous enough, helping multiple organizations. He has donated to educational institutions such as the Yale University. He believes that only through education can man change his life. Education according to him is like investing in the future. Since his graduation from the Yale University, he has maintained participation in the alumni group. He believes that were it not for the opportunity he was granted by the Yale university maybe he would not have achieved so much in life. He believes he has a role to play in helping others like him get an education opportunity one provided by Yale University during his early life.
Anthony loves his job. This is the reason he has never considered retiring despiting achieving almost everything in life. He believes his experience and participation is still needed in the society. He is more concerned with helping others than being the richest person out there. He will definitely leave a legacy that will be admired for years to come. He has steered Nabors Industries into growth that Petrello’s successors will surely need to work extra hard to maintain.
Tony Petrello is the chief executive officer and chairman of Nabors Industries. Nabors is the biggest oil drilling industry in the world with operation in almost every corner of this world. He joined the company in 1991 as a chief operating officer. He was poached from a law firm in New York where he was working as a managing partner.
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The Brazilian real estate, commercial markets, and the residential industry have witnessed an upsurge in its clientele base, and in turn, higher incomes have ensued. By extension, the hotel industry has also seen significant financial prospect courtesy of the numerous business opportunities that the above ventures have actualized. In all these developments, JHSF Participacoes SA has commanded a lead in these sectors, courtesy of their distinct ability to single out and grab business opportunities, firsthand even before their competitors think of the same. In this regard, JHSF has gained an immense reputation for its clever strategies in making commercial acquisitions mostly in rental properties, the hotel industry, and shopping centers. With its operations visible in the Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo, Salvador, and Manaus, the company has consolidated a wide ‘catchment’ area and hence succeeded in attracting investors and clients in equal measure.
Using Recurring Income Area
One business strategy that has enabled the company to succeed in this competitive field is the fact that they adopted recurring income area. The approach has ensured that the company remains afloat in much sophisticated real estate markets beyond Brazilian borders. Additionally, recurring income area has led to an appraisal of JHSF’s shares of its revenues. Under the recurring income area, JHSF boasts of 4 of its prime business units namely: corporations, malls, hotels and restaurants and lastly an airport. Behind all the development of these ventures and units, the management of the company takes credit for steering it to its heights. One of the personalities behind these successes is Jose AuriemoNeto, who serves as its Chief Executive Officer and also doubles up as its chairman.
Jose AuriemoNeto’s Resourcefulness
As the company’s CEO, he has overseen JHSF’s interests in real estate and commercial properties grow from a small company to the largest real estate businesses in Brazil. Since assuming office in 2009, he has helped the company make huge strides regarding making important partnerships. For instance, he is credited with signing JHSF’s first ever collaboration with Hermes and Jimmy Choo where the company opened up its main retail shops in Sao Paulo. In 2012, Jose AuriemoNeto also secured a partnership with Valentino where they launched the R.E.D Valentino stores in Sao Paulo and other cities in Brazil.