Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Published October 2018

       Editor’s Note: Congratulations to these six outstanding Readers’ Choice Awards winners! (For a full list of RCA winners, please read the March 2018 issue or visit

KW Property Management
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2018 & 2017)

     Paul Kaplan and Robert White founded KW Property Management and Consulting in 2004, which has rapidly become an industry leader with 1,100 employees in seven offices across Florida, New York, and the Bahamas. From upscale high-rises to stately HOAs, we take pride in the properties we serve for more than 65,000 owners.

     The competence of our team sets us apart. Eight in-house CPAs drive the accuracy of our accounting and systems for our properties to run smoothly and on budget, avoiding the costly obstacles that plague the association industry. Our customizable software enables us to record and analyze all areas of operations, ensuring accurate and comprehensive recordkeeping for each of our clients.

     For more information on KW Property Management and Consulting, call (954) 826-8515 or visit

Vesta Property Services
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2018)

     Quickly becoming Florida’s first choice for property and community management, Vesta Property Services works to provide unmatched services to community boards of directors and residents.

     Headquartered in Jacksonville, our regional offices located throughout the state of Florida employ more than 1,200 professionals who provide a wide spectrum of services to more than 300,000 residents and unit owners.

     Our expertise in facility management and amenity programming, homeowner and condominium association management, and financial support services are the three core branches of our unique business model that allow us to offer services specific to each individual client.

     Our expertise and client dedication has rewarded us with several industry awards, including Florida Community Association Journal’s Diamond Level Winner, The Business Journal’s Fastest 50 Growing Companies of 2017, and Best of Orlando – HOA Management.

     For more information on Vesta Property Services, call (877) 988-3782 or visit

J.R. Frazer Inc.
Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2018)

     J. R. Frazer Inc. specializes in providing quality reserve studies and property and flood cost valuations for condominiums and HOA communities throughout the southeast and central Florida areas.

     We feel our reserve studies provide a good roadmap for associations to help manage their long-term assets that need replacement. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, we have found that reserve studies are helpful not only in planning current budget numbers but also for avoiding future assessments.

     We provide free phone consultation before and/or after our reports are completed. Learning and understanding the goals of your association assures us that we can provide a quality report that will work well for the association’s members, property manager(s), and accountant.

     For more information on J.R. Frazer, please call (800) 298-0683 or visit our website

U.S. Century Bank
Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2018)

     Established in 2002, U.S. Century Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami, with assets approaching $1 billion and $86 million in equity capital.

     USCB is dedicated to serving the financial needs of South Florida’s business and entrepreneurial community through a network of 13 banking center locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and its online banking platform.

     Led by an experienced team of bankers and financial professionals, USCB is committed to providing highly individualized services and business solutions by offering its customers a wide range of financial products and services.

     The Bank has expanded its reach with the launch of new programs, including the U.S. Century’s Community Association Banking Initiative geared toward assisting homeowners associations.

For more information on U.S. Century Bank, visit or call (305) 715-5200.

Preferred Property Program
Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2018 & 2017)

     Preferred Property Program (PPP) is a risk purchasing group established in 2000 to offer comprehensive umbrella policies at competitive rates for residential risks sharing common exposures. We are a subsidiary of JGS Insurance Inc., which will be celebrating its centennial in 2019.

     PPP can procure umbrella coverage for residential and LRO types of risks with various limit options ranging up to $50 million. We also offer low limit umbrella, environmental impairment, a package for community associations, and workers’ compensation (with or without payroll).

     Recently we partnered with American Union Risk Underwriters (AURA), based in Florida, enabling us to offer umbrella for hospitality types of risks, timeshares, lessors’ risk, shopping centers, and apartments, just to name a few. Limit options range up to $100 million.

     For more information on Preferred Property Program, call (888) 548-2465 or visit

Silver Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     Just as your association expects you to pay close attention to the details, resolve problems efficiently and effectively, and anticipate future needs, that is exactly what you can expect from the bankers at  IBERIABANK. We are honored that our clients’ votes earned us the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Silver Award. We earned their respect by routinely showing our extensive knowledge of condominium/homeowners association management needs. We offer a variety of services, including a Florida-based lockbox, loans for property improvements, and a variety of deposit options. Whether you are located along the Gulf Coast or in South Florida, Greater Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, or the Florida Keys, you’ll find an experienced IBERIABANK team member ready to help with your association needs.

     For more information on IBERIA BANK, visit  Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.