By Rafael Aquino

Published May 13, 2020  


Over the past few weeks, most of us have learned how privileged we are because of the technological advancements we have today compared to other generations.  Can you imagine what this pandemic would have looked like in the 80s,70s, or 60s without such communication advancements? 


Luckily, these advancements in technology will create an environment that is more efficient and productive, allowing the lives of both residents and its board to be more productive. Like Eric, my team and I have experienced that Board meetings are meant to conduct business and move the associations business forward.  No different than your local council or city meeting.  However, we can't lose sight of one of the many reasonís associations are built, and thatís to create a sense of community amongst its neighbors. Iím a firm believer that if you apply the technological tools to make specific interactions more straightforward and efficient, it will allow for more time to focus on the bigger and better picture of its residents.


Now, there is place and time to bring your community together; however, itís up to its leaders (Board, committees, and management) to allocate the time for planning and execution.  In my opinion, most communities donít do enough to bring its residents together.  Those associations that do host socials, welcoming parties, etc. do create an environment of unity where real friendships are built amongst its residents. In no way am I saying to host a social or party next week, what I am saying is that once this blows over, which it eventually will, it's up to the leaders of the association to help create an environment where residents feel cared for and appreciated.   

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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. Rafaelís energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Servicesí 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 homeownersí 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 Universityís electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafaelís 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 tailorsí specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

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

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