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.
Candy sugar plum gummi bears tiramisu I love jelly-o brownie cake tootsie roll. I love danish gummies sweet roll lollipop lollipop. Cheesecake candy canes I love bonbon cupcake liquorice cheesecake toffee. Lemon drops ice cream I love I love. Lollipop brownie muffin cotton candy ice cream lemon drops. Sugar plum pie candy canes. Dessert cheesecake bonbon soufflé jelly liquorice apple pie. Pudding macaroon cake icing. Ice cream sugar plum carrot cake toffee caramels donut caramels dessert. Candy canes donut sweet dessert caramels cookie.
6. What are Ruben Rojkés’s future goals for the business?
We tend to are concerning to start the construction of two Countries in Tucuman, and we have a tendency to are launching and newly started four new buildings. We tend to are evaluating some comes in Buenos Aires. Currently that I’ve got the help of my youngsters, we will most likely take on the challenge. We tend to also are operating on new comes on the agricultural livestock field.
7. What advice would you give to future entrepreneurs?
I’d tell them to be passionate and put a heap of dedication to what they do. That they ask for advice from people with more experience. I consulted a lot of veterans once I was not clear or I had doubts about a project. Work with a team of individuals who are passionate regarding what they do. It’s an activity that you just will’t do without a smart team.
8. How has the real estate sector developed in Tucumán within the last 10 years?
It’s had its highs and lows, that’s the method Argentina is. You’ve got to learn to play in these conditions therefore you are doing not create mistakes.
9. What are the most innovative projects that are developed in the region?
I believe that at the Housing and Countries level, our company is that the one that’s innovating the most in the Region, with the sort of amenities of our projects, and therefore the experience of the architects that we have, we are operating with a modern design and we tend to are in continuous evolution.
We tend to recently completed a residential building referred to as The Purpose, in that we have a tendency to left standing a beautiful recent facade of a house that is over one hundred years previous, and combined it with stunning modern buildings. It is something that’s seen a lot in Europe however it is the first time it’s done within the area. It had been a success.
10. What are the areas of Argentina that have grown the most lately?
I suppose Buenos Aires is during the lead. However areas like Cordoba, Santa Fe, Tucumán, Mendoza aren’t so much behind.