HURRICANE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE
Published May 27, 2020
Floridians focus their attention on safely reopening, it remains
essential that we ...
RE-OPENING AFTER PANDEMIC?
Published May 22, 2020
It looks like we are getting closer to the end of STAY-AT-HOME
orders. Slowly but surely everything is going to be...
TAKE YOUR TIME…
Published May 20, 2020
It feels great to know that we will soon be getting back to a
somewhat normal life. However, as we've mentioned ...
your state and local government websites to know what is
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published May 18, 2020
As the curve flattens, the
state, its counties and its cities are now beginning to permit
their communities to reopen. But...
PROGRESS BY COMPUTER?
Published May 15, 2020
Things have definitely changed over the years. I remember when
little hand-held calculators were the hype and ...
THE TIME WILL COME…
Published May 13, 2020
Over the past few weeks, most of us have learned how privileged we
are because of the technological ...
WOW – THINGS HAVE CERTAINLY CHANGED
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published May 11, 2020
I was admitted to The Florida
Bar in 1992. In nearly 30 years, it’s amazing how technology
has and continues to ...
May 8, 2020
Eric posted on Monday that he is realizing an unusual trend during
the Corona Virus Pandemic: People are a lot more ...
LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Published May 6, 2020
Ever since the pandemic
started, the conversations I've had with most have been slightly
different. While they have ...
I’M NOTICING AN UNUSUAL TREND
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published May 4, 2020
Most weeks we blog about particular statutes, laws, cases or
regulations. This week we’re going to blog about ...
DIGITAL AGE TOO EARLY FOR SOME
Published April 24, 2020
It may all work nicely using the digital version of Board meetings
and seminars. But too many folks seem to forget
BOARD MEETINGS VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING?
Published April 29, 2020
For years my team and I have been trying to get our board members to
start moving their meetings to some form of ...
IT’S TIME FOR SOME NEW LEGISLATION
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 27, 2020
No doubt we have been in unchartered waters for the past few
weeks now. Boards have been uncertain about 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 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