Condominium Management
Regulatory Authority of Ontario

The CMRAO appoints a CEO and Registrar to lead the Authority

TORONTO, Dec. 28, 2017 – The Board of Directors for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is pleased to announce that Ali Arlani has been appointed the new CEO and Registrar of the CMRAO, effective January 15, 2018.

“Ali is an accomplished, senior leader who brings a wealth of experience to this newly created Authority,” says Aubrey LeBlanc, Board Chair of the CMRAO. “With over 20 years of executive leadership in the public sector, Ali is known for his results-oriented work ethic and commitment to modernization, having provided oversight to three provincial tribunals. We are confident that he will be a valuable leader to the CMRAO, as it begins its commitment to strengthen the condominium management profession and provide condo owners with confidence in those who manage their important investment.”

As the CEO and Registrar for the CMRAO, Ali will continue to build upon the organization’s expertise and leadership in order to provide licensing services and education to the condominium management sector.

Ali spent five years as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Agency and Tribunal Relations Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General. In this capacity, he provided oversight and accountability for ten operational, regulatory and advisory agencies, and three adjudicative tribunal clusters. Prior to this role, Ali was the Chief Executive Officer for the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, where he was responsible for the organizational realignment of the tribunals and the implementation of service standards.

Ali is the recipient of several awards such as the Service Excellence Award, Ontario Building Official’s Award, and the Environmental Commissioner’s Award. He attended the Queen’s University Public Executives Program in 2001, has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Tehran University.

The CMRAO thanks Robin Dafoe, who led the successful launch of the organization as the interim Executive Director/Registrar of the CMRAO.

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About the CMRAO

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) began operations on November 1, 2017.  Established under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA), the CMRAO is mandated to protect condominium consumers by setting standards and enforcing mandatory licensing of condo managers and condo management firms. It is a not-for-profit corporation funded by licensing fees paid by the condo management sector and governed by an independent board of directors. As an administrative authority established under legislation by the Government of Ontario, the CMRAO is required to report on its operations to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS).  

For media inquiries, contact:
Tsehaie Makonnen,
Specialist, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO)