Interview With Ruben Rojkés, Founder Of Avanco

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1. What was the motivation of Engineer Ruben Rojkés to start when he created Avanco?

AVANCO is an acronym that comes from advancing by building. I am a civil engineer and construction may be a passion for me. I made a decision to move forward in life, building, creating, that’s what I’m passionate about. When I raise myself, Ruben, what’s what makes you fill the foremost fulfilled regarding your work, I am not passionate regarding buying and selling solely, I need to build, manufacture, develop a product, that’s what I love.

2. What obstacles did you face in the first years of your business?

The lack of owned capital, I had to encourage investors and banks to join my comes, however so as to tempt them I had to supply them an vital participation in the Real Estate business. It absolutely was onerous but it positively helped me in the beginning.

3. What was your 1st successful project?

It was the first building I designed which I launched virtually twenty eight years ago; it was a terribly tiny building, in the road San Luis 77. It consisted of only eleven units with one or two bedrooms, with a lobby and 2 upper floors, without elevator. I sold it quickly. It had been my 1st work, and thank God, all the works I have done have been successful and completely sold.

4. What is one manner in which operating a business these days is the same as fifteen years ago, and one approach in that it’s different?

When the activity began it had been in the year 92 (My son Diego Rojkés was born, nowadays he is an architect!). At that stage, Argentina was emerging from a hyperinflation and it had ten years of exchange stability, where one could finance a project in US greenbacks without any risk for the buyer or the seller. It absolutely was easier than currently, more predictable.

It was a period in Argentina when mortgage loans existed and it had been easier and less risky to finance, buy materials and pay wages.

Today it is terribly difficult for people to simply accept financing in dollars, there are continuous changes in costs, salaries, services, and one is looking for an index of activity that permits us to finance purchasers and continue working. In my case is that the CAC, which is an index of worth variation of the Argentine Chamber of Construction

As of today mortgage credit will not exist in Argentina.

5. How do you manage the balance between family life and your work?

I assume family must be considered as the most important COMPANY we have a tendency to have, that means that we tend to must be sure of it, dedicate time to them, correct if one makes a slip-up, enjoy it. My family is my support, my motivation, I enjoy it very abundant, and I forever try to form time to share with them. I get pleasure from spending time with my wife and children. Even though my youngsters are grown, we have a tendency to still share a heap of excellent times. I perpetually build time those moments, with journeys, meals, or taking part in sports with them.