UNDERSTANDING, EDUCATION AND
Published January 20, 2021
There is a great deal of case law that will speak to the many issues
of living in an association, the disputes that arise, ...
MASTER ASSOCIATION V. SUB ASSOCIATION – WHO WINS?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 18, 2021
interesting case was just decided by Florida’s Second District
Court of Appeal. RIVIERA-FORT
WHAT’S A MATERIAL ALTERATION?
Million-Dollar-Question that will in my opinion be left unanswered
forever. It’s one of the most disputed ...
Review, analyze, and address…
Published January 13, 2021
Technology is undoubtedly moving in a fast-paced and bringing
services to more and more people. This includes ...
BEFORE YOU INSTALL THAT NEW RING DOORBELL
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 11, 2021
It’s becoming impossible to keep up with technology.
Just when you think you bought the latest, greatest computer or
PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW YEAR
Published January 8, 2021
I’m not much into
resolutions. I have realized over the years that resolutions are as
fast forgotten as they are being made...
CHALLENGES = GROWTH
Published January 6, 2021
2020 has been, without a doubt, a very challenging year for
everyone. It was filled with so many unfortunate events ...
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 4, 2021
Well that was
quite a year wasn’t it? 2020 was without a doubt the gloomiest,
most depressing year that most of us ...
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 Sachs, 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