Grab your lunch, tune in, lean back and listen up while our commercial office experts talk about how their world is changing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What's happening to the market?
  • How is the pandemic redefining the workspace?
  • How are they helping tenants feel ready to return to work?
  • What will be the longterm effects on how we all envision "the office."

NEDA is pleased to welcome Jeff Mirel of The Rosenblum Companies, Pati Barclay of Herman Miller and our moderator and NEDA Vice President Pamela Shupp Menet of Greater Reading Chamber Alliance for this interactive event.

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Pamela Shupp Menet
NEDA Vice President, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Pamela is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), a 501c(3) corporation promoting Berks County, PA for business attraction, expansion and economic growth. She is widely recognized as a regional champion for economic development in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pamela has over 30 years of experience in housing, economic and community development with various private development companies and public organizations. During this time, she championed several collaborative initiatives between neighborhoods, non-profits, and businesses and administered several federal and state loan programs for economic development.


Pati Barclay

Pati Barclay
Territory Manager, Herman Miller

Pati studied marketing and communications at the College of St. Rose, prefacing her path into the commercial furniture industry. For over 25 years, Pati has gained experience in all facets of commercial interiors, giving her a wide breadth of proficiency, expertise, and ability. Her collaborative and dedicated relationships with customers as well as the architecture and design community has rewarded her many project opportunities and successes.




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Jeff Mirel
Executive Vice President, The Rosemblum Companies

Jeff Mirel is Executive Vice President of The Rosenblum Companies, now one of the largest developers and managers of premier commercial properties in the Capital Region. Mr. Mirel provides strategic direction and oversight for all company operations and with CEO, Seth Rosenblum, spearheads such innovative adaptive reuse and infill development projects as Vicina - Modern Urban Flats and The News Apartments, both in Troy, NY. Mr. Mirel also founded Albany Barn, Inc., and led the non-profit’s successful efforts to repurpose an abandoned school building in Albany’s inner city into an incubator for creative industries through a novel partnership with the Albany Housing Authority. In 2018, Albany Barn opened a second makerspace, Electric City Barn, in Schenectady. In addition to Albany Barn, Mr. Mirel currently serves on the boards of Russell Sage College, Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE), Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, and Central Avenue Business Improvement District. Mirel is a Jefferson Award for Public Service medalist, a 2018 City & State “Albany 40 Under 40,” and 2010 Albany Business Review “40 Under Forty.” He is a BSBA graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (cum laude).

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