Interview with Ruben Rojkés, founding father 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 am a civil engineer and construction may be a passion for me. I decided to maneuver forward in life, building, creating, that’s what I’m passionate about. When I ask myself, Ruben, what is what causes you to fill the foremost fulfilled regarding your work, I’m not passionate about shopping for and selling solely, I would like to build, manufacture, develop a product, that’s what I love.

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

The lack of owned capital, I had to inspire investors and banks to join my comes, but in order to tempt them I had to supply them an vital participation in the Real Estate business. It had been onerous however it definitely helped me in the beginning.

3. What was your 1st successful project?

It absolutely was the first building I engineered which I launched almost twenty eight years ago; it was a terribly little building, in the street San Luis 77. It consisted of only 11 units with one or 2 bedrooms, with a lobby and two higher floors, while not elevator. I sold it quickly. It had been my first work, and thank God, all the works I’ve got done are successful and utterly sold.

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

When the activity began it had been in the year ninety two (My son Diego Rojkés was born, these days 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 bucks while not any risk for the customer or the seller. It was easier than currently, more predictable.

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

Today it’s very troublesome for individuals to simply accept financing in greenbacks, there are continuous changes in costs, salaries, services, and one is wanting for an index of activity that allows us to finance purchasers and continue working. In my case is that the CAC, which is an index of price variation of the Argentine Chamber of Construction

As of today mortgage credit will not exist in Argentina.

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

I assume family should be considered as the foremost necessary COMPANY we have a tendency to have, that suggests that we tend to must be sure of it, dedicate time to them, correct if one makes a blunder, enjoy it. My family is my support, my motivation, I enjoy it very a lot of, and I forever try to create time to share with them. I relish spending time with my wife and children. Although my kids are grown, we tend to still share a heap of excellent times. I continuously create time those moments, with journeys, meals, or playing sports with them.