Together, we will weather this time,
and we will be stronger than we could have ever thought possible
as a result of this experience.
Highgate Organizational Announcement (release 8.3.21)
It is with incredible excitement that I am announcing important strategic changes to the Highgate organization, which in totality, are essential next steps in the evolution of our business. These developments will help facilitate the continued expansion of Highgate’s business lines and capabilities, and reaffirm our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our stakeholders.
I am pleased to share that, effective immediately, Steve Barick has been elevated to the role of Principal. Steve has been a trusted partner and friend over our three decades together, and has been instrumental in everything that Highgate has accomplished. Particularly over the past year, Steve’s steadfast leadership and counsel have been essential in navigating the challenges we have encountered, and in laying the groundwork for the achievements we have realized.
In connection with this appointment, I am pleased to announce that we are establishing a Board of Directors for Highgate. The Board will work with senior operational leaders in setting strategic direction, identifying priorities, establishing and monitoring goals, and providing the necessary resources to meet our objectives. Mehdi and I will be assuming the roles of Co-Chairman and Zach, Rich, Steve and Matt will be joining as Board Members, while maintaining their roles as Principals over the broader Highgate platform.
All of these changes come at an exciting and dynamic moment in the evolution of Highgate’s platform. Over the past year, we have dramatically expanded Highgate’s select service capability, navigated enormously challenging operating environments in our key gateway markets, launched several highly-visible and impactful luxury and lifestyle hotel concepts, elevated Highgate’s proprietary distribution and marketing platforms, laid the groundwork for expanding into the vacation rental and short-term rental spaces, entered new markets including the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Southwest, re-entered the UK market and reaffirmed our commitment to expanding Highgate’s presence in Europe, committed to enhancing Highgate’s sustainability initiatives, and welcomed many new team members who are quickly excelling.
Please join me in congratulating Steve on his appointment and on his many years of success with the Company.
It is with great optimism that I look forward to what we can all accomplish together in the years to come.
All my best,