Ledford Apartments In East Brainerd Sell For $8.5 Million

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Ledford Apartments in East Brainerd have sold for $8.5 million.

The sale was to Aerial & Above Llc from Ledford Apartments Llc.

The complex is at 1701 N. Concord Road.




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