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 decided to move forward in life, building, creating, that’s what I’m passionate about. When I ask myself, Ruben, what’s what causes you to fill the most fulfilled concerning your work, I am not passionate regarding buying and selling solely, I want 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 shortage 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 necessary participation in the Real Estate business. It was laborious but it positively helped me within the beginning.

3. What was your initial successful project?

It was the first building I built which I launched almost twenty eight years ago; it absolutely was a terribly little building, in the road San Luis 77. It consisted of solely 11 units with one or two bedrooms, with a lobby and two higher floors, without elevator. I sold it quickly. It had been my first work, and thank God, all the works I’ve got done have been successful and utterly sold.

4. What’s one manner in that operating a business today is the identical as fifteen years ago, and one way in which it’s completely different?

When the activity began it absolutely was in the year ninety two (My son Diego Rojkés was born, these days he is an architect!). At that stage, Argentina was rising from a hyperinflation and it had 10 years of exchange stability, where one might finance a project in US bucks without any risk for the customer or the seller. It was easier than currently, additional predictable.

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

These days it’s very tough for folks to simply accept financing in greenbacks, there are continuous changes in costs, salaries, services, and one is looking for an index of activity that allows us to finance shoppers and continue working. In my case is the CAC, that is an index of price 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 suppose family should be thought-about as the most necessary COMPANY we have, that suggests that we tend to should make sure of it, dedicate time to them, correct if one makes miscalculation, get pleasure from it. My family is my support, my motivation, I enjoy it terribly a lot of, and I perpetually strive to make time to share with them. I fancy spending time with my wife and children. While my kids are grown, we still share a heap of good times. I invariably create time those moments, with trips, meals, or taking part in sports with them.