Interview With Ruben Rojkés, Founder of Avanco

1. What was the motivation of Engineer Ruben Rojkés to start out 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 decided to move forward in life, building, creating, that’s what I’m passionate about. Once I raise myself, Ruben, what is what causes you to fill the foremost fulfilled regarding your work, I am not passionate regarding shopping for and selling only, I want 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 motivate investors and banks to affix my comes, however in order to tempt them I had to offer them an necessary participation in the Real Estate business. It had been hard however it undoubtedly helped me in the beginning.

3. What was your first successful project?

It had been the primary building I designed which I launched nearly 28 years ago; it was a terribly little building, in the street San Luis 77. It consisted of solely eleven units with one or two bedrooms, with a lobby and 2 upper floors, without elevator. I sold it quickly. It was my initial work, and thank God, all the works I’ve got done have been successful and utterly sold.

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

When the activity began it was 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 might finance a project in US dollars without any risk for the customer or the seller. It was easier than currently, more predictable.

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

These days it’s very tough for individuals to simply accept financing in dollars, there are continuous changes in prices, salaries, services, and one is trying for an index of activity that allows us to finance shoppers and continue working. In my case is the CAC, which is an index of price variation of the Argentine Chamber of Construction

As of nowadays 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 considered as the foremost vital COMPANY we have a tendency to have, that implies that we have a tendency to should make sure of it, dedicate time to them, correct if one makes a slip, enjoy it. My family is my support, my motivation, I enjoy it terribly much, and I forever attempt to form time to share with them. I get pleasure from spending time with my wife and children. Although my kids are grown, we have a tendency to still share a heap of fine times. I always build time those moments, with visits, meals, or taking part in sports with them.

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