About Us

SIH Capital Group was created with a mission to provide a consistent preferred income to our accredited investors using alternative investments rather than traditional Wall Street assets. We believe that alternative investments should be simple to understand, professionally vetted, and accessible to accredited investors who want to grow their personal wealth.

What makes us different? Deep investor roots and strong core values. 

Our alternative investments are designed with simplicity, transparency, and honesty in mind. Those are the three attributes that we look for when we make our investments, and we find that the returns always follow suit. 

We understand that your goals may change over time. That's why we offer funds and individual deals, so you can pick the investments that is right for you.


What we do — and how we got here

Denis Shapiro started investing in stocks and bonds 20 years ago. Throughout that time, he faced the frustrations of investing for income using traditional Wall Street methods. In fact, he found that every highly touted income strategy pushed by conventional investment professionals ended the same way: in failure. As a result, he eventually concluded that the market's liquidity creates unavoidable volatility, which is the "kryptonite" to a sustainable yield.

In 2021, Denis decided to offer a better solution for investors who were looking for yields that were shielded from those dramatic fluctuations. He realized that leveraging alternative investments with limited liquidity was the solution that Wall Street couldn't provide—and from that idea, SIH Capital Group was born.

Denis Shapiro

Managing Partner

After graduating with a BBA and MBA from Baruch College in New York City, Denis Shapiro began working for the U.S. Government in a career that he proudly built for over a decade. In his various roles with the government, Denis served as a liaison to the public and various state agencies and gained a unique view of the importance of portfolio allocation and management.

Denis began investing in real estate in 2012, when the market was just beginning to recover from the global financial crisis. He went on to build a cash flowing portfolio that includes many alternative assets, such as note and ATM funds, mobile home parks, life insurance policies, tech start-ups, industrial property, short-term rentals, and more. He also co-founded an investment club for accredited investors in 2019. Leveraging these successes and the lessons learned throughout his career, Denis launched SIH Capital Group, an alternative investment fund that provides accredited investors with a simplified strategy to invest for passive income. 

Denis’ book, The Alternative Investment Almanac: Expert Insights on Building Personal Wealth in Non-Traditional Ways, is based on his personal experiences, supplemented by interviews with some of the best alternative asset investors in the business today.

Our Core Values

Investors First

Conservative Portfolio

Preferred Distributions

Do Good

Our Advisors

Jared Surnamer

President of Valley Community Management

Jared Surnamer is a second-generation community owner/operator born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduating from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 2009, Jared took over his 40-year-old family business.
Jared is an active member of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association (PMHA), where he sits on the Board of Directors. He was also nominated and elected to be the Co-Chair of the Generation Next Task Group. He is also a member of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the National Association of Manufactured Housing Community Owners (NAMHCO), and the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA). In August 2020, Jared was appointed as the state association’s representative to the national association MHI’s National Community Council.

Mark Cira

Mark Cira is a registered CPA in Illinois, a construction project management consultant, and CFO of a consulting firm. Over Mark’s 15-year career, he has overseen the planning and construction of more than $20B in industrial assets. He is also the general partner of a multi-family commercial real estate group worth more than $14m. Mark is also a founding member of Hardscrabble Developments, which builds reasonably priced, mid-market single-family homes in Chicago.

Matthew Canning

Matthew Canning is a seasoned Fortune 50 technology executive, leadership/execution strategist, and author of the celebrated goal-tackling book, Foundations of Execution. Matthew has extensive experience with residential real estate, syndications, and private lending.

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