We have a voice…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 15, 2020 


Florida is the largest state with the most significant amount of associations in the country. According to the Community Association Institute (CAI), as of 2018, Florida is home to 48,250 associations. Living within those associations is an estimate of 9,481,00 residents. In 2018, Florida had 13,396,622 registered voters, which translates to 70.77% of the residents in Florida live in an association.


Imagine the impact our industry would have, to its laws, if only 25%-35% of those 9.4M residents emailed, called their Florida Representative and/or Senators with the changes they would like to see or support.


The numbers are in our favor. The issue is getting enough individuals to care enough to help with the efforts. I know we do our best here each week to spread the knowledge; however, its even more important to activate your residents so real change can occur.


I’m sure I’ll get some push back on this; however, I’m curious to hear what steps each of you is taking to help guide our representative in making the right decision for our communities.

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit www.ManagedByAffinity.com or call 1-800-977-6279

Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

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