DSF Group is a real estate development company with offices in Boston and Washington, DC. Co-founded in 2000 by Arthur Solomon, Joshua Solomon, and Thomas Mazza, DSF Group has spent over $3 billion on real estate development. DSF Group has come under fire from working class community members for buying up housing stock and driving up rents, while failing to provide upkeep of units. In 2022, for example, tenants along with anti-displacement advocates protested in front of a complex DSF had recently bought in the majority Black Boston neighborhood of Mattapan. The Bay State Banner reported:
Formerly known as the Fairlawn apartments, the complex was purchased by property management group DSF in 2018. The new owner renamed the property SoMa at the T, or “South Mattapan Apartments at the T,” and according to tenants, has been raising rents while neglecting units. With its reference to the conveniently located Fairmount Line commuter rail station nearby, the SoMa tenants say DSF is using the train as an attractive selling point for residents willing to pay a premium rent. This is after they say the community fought for equitable transportation and gained additional stops on the Fairmount line, including the Blue Hill Avenue stop.
DSF co-founder Arthur Solomon was previously a tenured professor at MIT.
DSF Group co-founder Arthur Solomon was previously a tenured professor at MIT.
DSF Group co-founder Joshua Solomon received the 2021 Tree Of Life award from the Jewish National Fund's New England office during the JNF-USA's 2021 Tree of Life Virtual Gala. The JNF established the award in 1981 as their “highest humanitarian order,” and the JNF gives out the award annually to members of its various regional branches. Furthermore, the JNF recognized DSF Group as a platinum sponsor of the 2021 Tree of Life Virtual Gala at which Solomon received the award, marking DSF Group's $25,000+ contribution to the JNF. Joshua Solomon is also a board member of the Israeli Association of Baseball (IAB) and has made large donations to the IAB through a JNF-USA campaign supporting the 2021 Israeli Olympic Baseball Team.