DORCHESTER, MA-A healthcare workers union will relocate its Roxbury office into 50,500 sf of expanded space under a 10-year lease arrangement that will more that triple the size of its operation. The union, 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, will move into 150 Mount Vernon St. in Dorchester this spring, initially taking about 25,000 sf with plans to later expand into the remaining space, Lisa DonFrancesco, with Saint James Real Estate Advisors, in Boston, tells

The lease will allow the union to expand from its current 15,000 sf into two floors in the 125,000-sf, class A office building, she says.

Terms of the lease were not disclosed but DonFrancesco says that similar class A office space in the area generally leases in the high $20s to mid $30 per sf.

DonFrancesco, along with John LaCroix, also with Saint James Real Estate Advisors, represented the tenant in the transaction. The landlord, Corcoran Jennison, was represented by Thomas Ashe and Michael Joyce, both with Richards Barry Joyce & Partners.

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