Meet Our Team

Christopher Wild

Chris is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of East Coast Acquisitions, LLC. Mr. Wild is actively involved in directing the company’s strategy, acquisitions, joint venture alliances, and complex negotiations involving the company’s assets. Prior to East Coast Acquisitions, LLC, Mr. Wild was Senior Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions for Brandywine Financial, a Pennsylvania based full service real estate operating company. Brandywine owned/managed over 200 retail properties of over 11 million square feet, 60 residential projects providing 14,000 dwelling units and 1 million square feet of office space. At Brandywine, Mr. Wild originated and oversaw more than $100 million in retail leases and repositioned/developed over $100 million of commercial real estate. He was responsible for running the company’s southeast operations and directing the company’s strategy.
Mr. Wild began his career at Elastic Networks, a division of Nortel Networks and served for 5 years as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for New York based KoolConnect Technologies during which time he negotiated, formed and managed strategic partnerships with Sprint, Starwood and Sonesta.

Mr. Wild obtained a Bachelors Degree in Management from Widener University, attended the Executive Learning Series at the University of Shopping Centers and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Elliot Sasson

Elliot Sasson is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of East Coast Acquisitions, LLC. Mr. Sasson is involved in all aspects of East Coast’s day to day operations with emphasis on deal sourcing, strategic partnerships and the company’s financing and private equity needs.
Mr. Sasson is a true entrepreneur with vast experience in both the real estate and retail industries. Mr. Sasson was responsible for the joint venture that brought Global Pet Foods, Canada’s largest retailer of natural and holisitic pet foods and accessories into the United States. Mr. Sasson was instrumental in forming the joint venture, site selection and the development of Global’s first stores in the United States. Mr. Sasson also founded BathSense LLC, a multi-national manufacturer of bath products. BathSense products can be found at retailers world wide ranging from Walmart to Bed Bath and Beyond. Today BathSense is a category leader and innovator with hundreds of patents on its products.

Mr. Sasson began his career as a construction estimator at a leading New York City firm. From there Mr. Sasson developed his skill set in acquisitions as VP of Acquisitions at Ashkenazy Acquisitions Corporation. Mr. Sasson went on to develop and manage hundreds of residential units in New York City with his family. These assets were sold off at substantial profits in 2006.

Mr. Sasson obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business with a minor in Metropolitan Development from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.

Allison Almerico

Allison Almerico serves as Director of Operations and brings 16 years of property management expertise to East Coast Acquisitions in the areas of retail, office, and multifamily. Mrs. Almerico is responsible for overseeing day to day operations of the company portfolio, financial reporting, investor relations and lease & property administration.
Prior to joining ECA, Mrs. Almerico served as a property and asset manager with MLG Companies and Accord Resources where she was responsible for the Florida management division portfolios of commercial, mixed use, and multifamily properties. During her tenure, Mrs. Almerico was an award-winning manager that oversaw more than 2000 units, and 300,000sq. ft. of commercial real estate.

Allison obtained a Bachelors Degree from The University of South Florida.

Jennifer Smithers

Jennifer serves as East Coast Acquisitions’ Portfolio Manager and brings an extensive background in operations, lease administration and site selection. Ms. Gonzalez is responsible for the day to day operations of the company portfolio, marketing, site due diligence evaluation and lease & property administration.

Prior to joining ECA, Ms. Gonzalez worked for 5 years in operations for World of Beer before starting her real estate career working for 4 years with the same company in their New Development Department. In that capacity Ms. Gonzalez supported the Vice President of Real Estate with site selection, preparation of real estate committee packages and lease administration duties.

Jennifer studied Business Marketing at St. Petersburg College.

Angela Lewis

Angela Lewis serves as Staff Accountant and brings 20 years of accounting experience to East Coast Acquisitions in all areas for accounts payable and receivables. Ms. Lewis is responsible for financial reporting of Tenant receivables and maintains accounts payable payments.
Prior to joining ECA, Ms. Lewis served as AP/AR Coordinator with Robert Half Professional Fulltime Workforce.

Angela holds a degree In Business/Accounting from Bellevue University