By Rafael Aquino

Published December 7, 2022  


There is no way around it; tough times are coming for associations in the next few years. Between new legislation and a downturn in the economy, it will get turbulent in many associations. However, it's not a time to panic or quit. It's time to reframe, understand what's to come and keep moving forward. Below I've listed three tips to help you with this process.

  1. Communicate - Where it be via monthly newsletters, emails, or videos, let the residents know what to expect.

  2. Meetings - Host meetings virtually to increase participation and get your message out to the community

  3. Community Event / Townhall - Host an event and invite your association attorney, engineer, management, and contractor so they can help disseminate the message to the owners.

The earlier you start taking these steps, the easier it will be for you as a board member. Holding back information because you aren't sure how the residents will take it will make things more challenging. Get ahead of it and communicate every step of the way.

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...




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

O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053

Sign up for Email Updates
For Email Newsletters you can trust