Roberto Santiago Brazil

The economy of Brazil is growing rapidly. A lot of people are excited about the changes that are taking place. Not only are a lot of homes being built, but new companies are starting up as well. Roberto Santiago is one of the leading business owners in the country today. He owns a large shopping mall, and this is a great industry to be in right now. Many people in Brazil are starting to make enough money where they can start to spend money on luxuries. As the economy of Brazil continues to improve, this is an industry that will continue to increase. Roberto Santiago is the perfect type of person to look up to if you want to excel in business.

Roberto Santiago

When he first started in business, Roberto Santiago did not have a good experience. His first business idea failed, but he did not give up and kept going. A lot of people look up to his persistence in having some success in business. If you are ready to start investing for the future, now is the time to do so. A lot of workers love to work with his company. Not only that, but he is starting to think about ways in which he can invest in the local community. With his success in business, he wants to use some of his resources to start helping others. A lot of people really appreciate this approach that he takes to helping others in life. Read more on

Giving Back

With all of the growth in Brazil, there are still a lot of people who do not have access to basic resources and needs. Roberto Santiago is the type of person who is always willing to give time and money to help others. If you are ready to work with someone who is making an impact on the world, he is the type of person you should work with. He truly cares about others and he is always willing to help people get there if they will work for it. If you want to start investing for the future, Roberto Santiago can help you in that area as well. There are a lot of people who look up to the work that he is doing in this industry. A lot of people are ready to start investing in his business, and he really wants to help get Brazil to a new level.

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Newark Looks to New Projects

Is the Newark tourism and casino scene poised for a comeback? Though the city has weathered shaky times over the past few years since the economy melted down in 2008, the fact is that there are signs of revitalization happening all over. One of the biggest signs right now is the news that basketball legend Shaquille O’Neill and his partners at Boraie Development, LLC, are planning to revive their upscale project, The Beach at South Inlet, pending approval by the Casino Redevelopment Authority.

Good Timing

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of The Beach at South Inlet. The project first started back in 2013, when O’Neill and Boraie proposed it and obtained a $30 million loan to get things started. The project stalled, however, after a review by the Casino Redevelopment Authority noted the difficulties still apparent in the local economy.

Just as the project was getting started, two casinos in the area, The Revel and The Showboat, closed, and Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal was showing signs of unmistakable economic distress. Apartment complexes in the area were half empty as well, and the time did not seem right to launch a major upscale housing development.

Today, however, the scene is different. The CRA is considering granting an extension on the loan to give them time to review the current situation. It is Boraie’s feeling that the timing today is much better than it was three years ago.

In a recent talk at the CRE Summit in Newark, Wassim Boraie noted that there are currently ten major projects underway in the city. All of this is a great indicator of future success for The Beach at South Inlet. In the past, the city often put money and focus behind a single project, hoping that one successful development would stimulate the local economy.

Borarie, a decades-long veteran in the real estate and housing business, feels that real stimulus happens when there are many projects happening at once in an area. It’s that boom feeling that brings about change in a positive way, and it’s the feeling he has about the current climate in Newark.

Right now it’s wait and see as far as the go ahead for The Beach at South Inlet, but the signs all over point to a positive outlook going forward.

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Thirty-Two Brazilian Cities Make The Entrepreneurial Index According To Banker Marcio Alaor


This is the second year Endeavor, the organization that supports entrepreneurs in Brazil, released an index that lists cities that offer businesses the ingredients they need to grow. The ingredients were detailed in a comprehensive list of 55 key elements that are necessary for healthy expansion in spite of the recession that has crippled the country. The cities on the list have the right internal environment for businesses to open branches, expand or form partnerships.

The 55 indexes outline the strengths and challenges of each city. Each city was given a score based on their infrastructure, innovation, regulatory environment, and human capital as well as their access to capital. The five top cities are no surprise, according to Marcio Alaor the Vice-president and Director of BMG Bank.

The top city for businesses is São Paulo. More than 60 percent of the capital investments in Brazil are in São Paulo. Florianopolis and Victory came in second and third on the list followed by Recife and Campinas. Alaor said those cities have not been impacted as much as other cities by the recession because of the business and population growth they are experiencing. Alaor works with several businesses in the top five cities, and he believes the local governments have put policies in place that help businesses thrive during the tough times.

Marcio Alaor is familiar with the tough times. He grew up in Belo Horizonte. Marcio had to shine shoes at an early age to make ends meet. He was able to work his way through school and after graduation he decided that banking was his passion. He got a job with the Bank of Minas Gerais, and he worked his way through the ranks. Alaor was instrumental in helping local businesses get their start at the beginning of his career. He was named Vice-President of the family-owned bank, and he played a role in the expansion of the bank.

When Alaor first saw the index, he immediately reached out to the leaders of the top five cities and gave his support and the bank’s support in their quest to bring the country’s economic back from the brink of disaster. Alaor recently told a group of entrepreneurs that the Endeavor Index proves that Brazil is healing. Alaor believes 2016 will be the year Brazil begins an economic recovery.

The Brazilian government is on the verge of announcing a $15 billion to get the economy moving again. Businesses that are struggling will be able to get low-interest loans, and consumers will be able to borrow money at better interest rates, according to Mr. Alaor.