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Publisher’s Message: June 2020

Anastasia Barnes

It’s been over two months since the stay-at-home orders were put in place due to the pandemic.  Businesses are beginning to slowly reopen all across the nation. This doesn’t mean that things will go back to normal. The real question is: What is the next normal? That’s how Ellen Feldman Ornato, founding partner of The Bolder Company, refers to it. High-Profile has been attending The Bolder Company’s recent virtual leadership series. It’s been extremely helpful for our whole team!

We’ve all had a chance to see how we, as individuals and businesses, respond to a crisis.  One thing is certain: We’ve all had to pivot, one way or another.  High-Profile started producing weekly webinars to keep our readers and contributors educated, engaged and connected. The free webinar, HPConnects, goes live every Thursday at noon.

We’ve covered some very interesting topics, from how to make decisions during a crisis to how to set up your own biophilic home office.  I encourage you to check out our lineup of guests for the month of June by visiting

This month is our third issue that includes a special COVID-19 focus. We’re proud to share how AEC firms and professionals all over New England have risen to the occasion, quickly providing solutions on how to design spaces for social distancing and safe practices. Check out the authored articles on pages 8 and 10!

Dan Titus of HRP Associates also joined me on the Build Better podcast to break down the guidelines for workplace compliance and provide ways to implement effective protocols in offices and on jobsites.

The Urban Land Institute recently sent out a press release stating that “while the COVID-19 crisis has sent shockwaves throughout the world, U.S. real estate economists are predicting some light at the end of the tunnel, with a short-lived recession and above average GDP growth in 2021 and 2022.”  None of us like the idea of a recession, but if there has to be one…let it be short-lived.

I hope you’re all staying safe and sane.  See you soon!

Enjoy the read,

Anastasia Barnes

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