By Rafael Aquino

Published November 22, 2023  


As the weather crispens in South Florida, heralding the arrival of Thanksgiving, it's a perfect time to pause and reflect on the many blessings we share in our community association industry. This season, while we acknowledge the abundance in our lives, we also recognize the worldwide challenges. From conflicts in distant lands to the loss of lives, these events touch us profoundly and remind us of the fragility of peace and the value of community.


Amid such global challenges, we find a renewed appreciation for the safety and solidarity of our neighborhoods. We keep those affected by strife in our hearts and prayers, and we are reminded to cherish and foster the spirit of togetherness that we enjoy. It's a poignant reminder that the peace we cultivate within our communities can echo outward, contributing to a world needing healing and harmony.


To our dedicated Board members, thank you for the countless hours you spend ensuring our communities are a bastion of cooperation and mutual support. Your volunteer service is the engine that drives the health and happiness of our neighborhoods.


To the Community Association Managers (CAMs) and management teams, your leadership is the compass that steers our communities through calm and stormy seas alike. Your dedication to maintaining the equilibrium of our neighborhoods, even when faced with challenging situations, is a testament to your professionalism and care.


We are equally thankful for the volunteers whose contributions enrich our lives and strengthen the bonds within our communities. Your active participation is the spark that lights up our shared spaces with joy and camaraderie.


And to my exceptional team at Affinity Management Services, your unwavering support is the backbone of our collective achievements. Your commitment to our shared vision allows us to reach greater heights and makes every challenge surmountable.


This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for the fellowship we share and the collective endeavor to create communities that are not only places of residence but sanctuaries of unity and peace. As we express our gratitude for the harvest and the blessings of the past year, we also extend our solidarity and compassion to those facing adversity, hoping that our positive thoughts and actions can make a difference.


May this Thanksgiving fill your heart with warmth, your home with laughter, and your community with the spirit of togetherness. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and may we continue to build a world of peace and understanding, one community at a time.

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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

Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053

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