Published April 24, 2019
Multi-condominium do cause a big
challenge as Eric mentioned on Monday. Where the situation ...
THE MOST CONFUSING CONDOMINIUM OF THEM ALL
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 22, 2019
There are so many ways a developer can build a community:
The developer can build separate buildings ...
Published April 19, 2019
Every year there is
a big hoopla about “FINANCIAL REPORTING” in many
associations. In all ...
TAX SEASON AND AUDIT SEASON IS OVER,
Published April 17, 2019
Each year that goes by, time speeds up and without a keen eye on our
goals they can turn into nothing but ...
THE PERFECT DAY TO TALK TAXES AND YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORTING
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 15, 2019
It’s April 15th. That means by midnight
tonight, you better have your tax return in the mail. I
have met ...
MONEY OR SAVING LIVES?
Eric said it on Monday already: Are these bills, aimed at postponing
the sprinkler-retrofitting requirement ...
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Published April 10, 2019
The ELSS topic is a very sticky issue. Why? Board Members and
members alike believed that if ...
ANOTHER ATTEMPT BEING MADE TO PUT MONEY AHEAD OF SAFETY
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 8, 2019
You may recall that two years ago, The House and the Senate
passed legislation that would have allowed ...
Published April 5, 2019
Well, great news from Tallahassee: The Florida legislature just
decided that legislators can only file ...
All JOKES ASIDE…
Published April 3, 2019
While today may be a day of jokes and
foolish videos, living in an association is no joking matter. In my
NEW GRAND JURY REPORT SAYS ALL IS WELL
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 1, 2019
You may remember that about two years ago, a Miami Dade Grand
Jury was convened to investigate ...
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated from
the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for more than 2
decades and is the owner of Glazer
and Associates, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples,
Fort Myers and Tampa.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of
Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
He is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents
as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now
certified more than 10,000 Floridians all across the state. He is
certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court
and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit
owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation
in the best interest of Florida community association members.
As the Co-Founder and CEO
of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to
redefine excellence. They serve community associations
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
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
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
Doral, FL 33166
Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324
O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053
Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking