February 3, 2023
Yes, bylaws and
Florida statutes require annual elections in community associations,
but in reality there are too many ...
Published February 1, 2023
Community associations are vital to the
functioning of many residential areas, serving as the hub for
maintaining property ...
IT’S ELECTION TIME AGAIN
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 30, 2023
This is going to be a very interesting election year for condos.
I perceive that there is definitely going to be two...
OWNERS’ RIGHTS TO SPEAK AT MEETINGS!
Published January 27, 2023
regulating Florida’s community associations clearly give owners the
right to speak at public meetings – ...
Published January 25, 2023
As an owner of a community association
management company, I can attest to the importance of having a
I HEAR YOU!
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 23, 2023
The other day I was complaining to my Rabbi about something by
text. I received an e-mail back that said: “I ...
THE FIGHT WILL BE ON!
As much as I
liked Rafael’s headline on Wednesday: “WE
MUST STAND TOGETHER…!”
– that will never happen...
WE MUST STAND
Published January 18, 2023
Florida's associations are facing a
slew of increases in assessments that seem to have no end. The
increase comes ...
YOUR LEGISLATIVE WISH LIST
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 16, 2023
Legislature will convene in March, so the next two months will
be chaotic. Lobbyists will be walking the ...
WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE UPCOMING
January 13, 2023
Let’s face it: After the Surfside
disaster costing the lives of 98 people the Florida Legislature had
no other choice but to ...
Published January 11, 2023
As we all start our plans for this coming year, our condo
associations must maintain sight of the expected impacts ...
A NEW YEAR UNLIKE THOSE IN THE PAST
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 9, 2023
I’m not going to tell you that you should have a bunch of new
year resolutions that you must follow. We all know how ...
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
three decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A.
a five attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 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