By Rafael Aquino

Published August 21, 2019  


For years now, Affinity Management Services has been a proud sponsor of Condo Craze & HOA's. One of the reasons we've stuck around for so many years is due to the fact the Eric does a superb job teaching the Board Certification course.  The information provided is plentiful; however, he knows how to throw humor into it, making the topics relatable.


I wish these board certification classes would be required for a board member to attend rather than signing a silly affidavit.  I've found it's easier to work with a board that understands the laws and changes that occurred each year. I'm sure I'll catch some heat for this next statement; however, I believe all board members should be required to attend every year.  What's three (3) hours for a wealth of knowledge that will help you manage your association's matters in a more responsible way. I believe if you don't have those three hours than maybe you should be on the board.


I'm curious if our readers feel the same way.  Should board members be required to attend the course each year? Should the state do away with the silly affidavit?

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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

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