Interview with Ruben Rojkés, founder of Avanco

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

AVANCO is an acronym that comes from advancing by building. I’m a civil engineer and construction may be a passion for me. I made a decision to move forward in life, building, making, that’s what I’m passionate about. Once I raise myself, Ruben, what is what makes you fill the most fulfilled about your work, I’m not passionate concerning shopping for and selling only, I need to make, manufacture, develop a product, that’s what I love.

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

The dearth of owned capital, I had to encourage investors and banks to hitch my comes, but in order to tempt them I had to offer them an vital participation within the Real Estate business. It had been hard however it positively helped me in the beginning.

3. What was your 1st successful project?

It was the primary building I designed that I launched virtually twenty eight years ago; it was a very small building, in the road San Luis 77. It consisted of only eleven units with one or 2 bedrooms, with a lobby and two upper floors, without elevator. I sold it quickly. It had been my initial work, and thank God, all the works I have done are successful and fully sold.

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

When the activity began it was within the year 92 (My son Diego Rojkés was born, these days he is an architect!). At that stage, Argentina was emerging from a hyperinflation and it had 10 years of exchange stability, where one could finance a project in US dollars while not any risk for the client or the seller. It was easier than now, more predictable.

It absolutely was a amount in Argentina when mortgage loans existed and it absolutely was easier and less risky to finance, purchase materials and pay wages.

These days it’s terribly tough for individuals to just accept financing in dollars, there are continuous changes in costs, salaries, services, and one is wanting for an index of activity that enables 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 these days mortgage credit will not exist in Argentina.

5. How does one manage the balance between family life and your work?

I think family should be thought-about as the foremost vital COMPANY we tend to have, that means that we should make sure of it, dedicate time to them, correct if one makes a mistake, relish it. My family is my support, my motivation, I get pleasure from it terribly abundant, and I forever attempt to create time to share with them. I fancy spending time with my wife and children. While my kids are grown, we have a tendency to still share a heap of good times. I continually make time those moments, with trips, meals, or enjoying sports with them.