Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) represented 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) in the leasing of 41,549 square feet at 108 Myrtle Street in Quincy, Massachusetts. 1199SEIU signed the lease following NGKF’s strategic analysis of suitable, local options for the union’s new headquarters.
1199SEIU is the largest healthcare union the United States. With 400,000 members including retirees, its stated mission is to achieve quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Relocating from 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1199SEIU selected NGKF to assist in finding the union a more efficient space for its headquarters. NGKF’s Managing Director Jeremy Roy led the brokerage team representing 1199SEIU in the search for its new space, along with Executive Vice President Mike Edward and Senior Managing Director Leeanne Rizzo. The team ultimately selected 108 Myrtle Street based on its location, recent capital improvements and floor plates. 1199SEIU will take occupancy of the new Class A space in June 2016.
“While initially reluctant to relocate from their long-term home in Dorchester, 1199SEIU is thrilled to have found everything they were looking for in a new headquarters at 108 Myrtle Street,” said Roy. “The labor union will enjoy great economics and tremendous lease flexibility over the course of their tenancy at the new location. 108 Myrtle Street is also providing a brand new turn-key buildout with no construction expense risk exposure for our client.”
“The NGKF team was a pleasure to work with,” said Frank Borges, director of operations at 1199SEIU. “Not only did NGKF find us an efficient new space for our headquarters that is ideally located in Quincy, the team worked tirelessly to ensure we received favorable lease terms. NGKF also secured favorable expansion, renewal, termination and signage rights to maximize our flexibility moving forward. We look forward to making our new home at 108 Myrtle Street.”
108 Myrtle Street is a six-story, 160,882-square-foot, Class A office building. Owned and managed by Campanelli Trigate Myrtle Quincy LLC, the property was built in 1988 and was recently renovated in 2015. Recent capital improvements included a state-of-the-art lobby, common area and system upgrades including a new energy management system, newly designed restrooms and common hallways. The newly renovated property now features an on-site gym and café, ample parking and an updated security system. 108 Myrtle is conveniently located six miles south of Boston’s Financial District and offers easy access to public transportation.
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