Richard K. Bendetson

Founder and President

Rick founded DFI in 1974. And, for over 40 years, has led the firm by an adherence to a stringent commitment to integrity, and total service to clients, whether that is an institutional relationship, or commercial or residential tenant…. Rick is most proud that the firm, notwithstanding stressful economic times or other barriers, has completed each and every transaction.

He has managed or developed and invested in hundreds of real estate properties; including thousands of units of residential multi-family developments, and over 7,000 units of for sale residential housing. Additionally, Rick has invested in many retail, office, and hotel properties.

In community service, Rick has been especially active, and has committed, time and effort to numerous civic organizations, including:

·   Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Trustee)

·   The Hebrew Rehab Center (Trustee)

·   The Boston Police Activities League (Executive Board Member)

·   Writers Express (Trustee)

·   The Park School (Trustee)

·   Milton Academy (Chair of Development)

·   Tufts University (Overseer)

·   Home for Little Wanderers’

Presently, Rick serves on the board of The Children’s Trust.

DFI’s subsidiary, Atlantic Financial, has been investing in secured real estate loans since the mid 70’s. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in housing, land development, condominium development and other interim situations. DFI utilizes its extensive development experience to analyze, and assist its clients in successful financial structurings.

Rick is a graduate of Tufts University.