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Hamilton Young, LLC is a commercial development, brokerage & property management firm located in Franklin, Tennessee.  Steve Bacon & Russ Haynes met while working for Harpeth Associates, LLC on the mixed use project known as Harpeth Square bringing downtown Franklin historic district it's first hotel.  Steve, specializing in construction & project management while Russ, focusing on finance and leasing, decided to form Hamilton Young, LLC to combine their unique experiences and continue doing what they enjoy with commercial real estate, creating desirable places for people to live, work & play.

Your Vision Meets Our Expertise

Our Franklin, TN based team is ready to help bring your project to life.

Steve Bacon, Partner of Hamilton Young



Clemson University | Clemson, South Carolina

Steve started his real estate career in Nashville with Healthcare Corporation of America, Inc. (HCA) where he was responsible for multi-million dollar acquisitions and dispositions for major regional healthcare systems.  From there, Steve developed over $15 million in single family residential homes through his development firm, Bacon Development Group.  Steve went on to become Chief Operating Officer of Harpeth Associates, LLC where he and Russ met, responsible for project management, construction management, zoning and entitlements for the $100+million mixed use project known as Harpeth Square.

Current Involvement:

Downtown Rotary Club and Board Member,  Battle of Franklin Trust Board Member, CCIM, ULI, Formerly President of Housing Authority, Historic Zoning Commissioner, Licensed General Contractor, Leadership Franklin graduate  

Russ Haynes, Partner of Hamilton Young



The University of Alabama | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Russ is a finance professional with over 10 years of experience in finance and real estate development. He started his career at Synovus Bank in Atlanta, where he specialized in multi-family, hotel, parking, retail, industrial, and single family residential financing. After a successful stint at Synovus, Russ joined Harpeth Associates as the Vice President of Finance. He was quickly promoted to Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for financial modeling, accounting, cash management, investor relations, banking relations as well as leasing and property management for the $100+million mixed use development known as Harpeth Square.

Current Involvement:

Affiliations: Treasurer of Franklin Tomorrow, CCIM Designee and member, Member of ULI, NAIOP, Williamson County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Network In Action, Young Leaders Council


Harpeth Square Manager

Tulsa Community College | Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Mary is a highly skilled senior-level professional with over 15 years of experience managing diverse assets, including new construction, mid-rise, mixed-use, and value-added communities. She has a strong background in regional property supervision, with expertise in analytical skills, budget preparation, project management, and customer service. Throughout her career, she has successfully managed multiple multi-family communities, implemented Covid-19 protocols, decreased delinquencies, and boosted occupancy rates through strategic marketing initiatives. Mary's achievements include overseeing large-scale renovations, increasing NOI, and driving revenue growth.


Harpeth Square Assistant Manager

The University of Alabama | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Kristy is a seasoned senior-level professional renowned for her exceptional expertise in customer service and event management. With a track record of over a decade in leadership roles, Kristy's contributions have been pivotal to the success of various organizations. During her tenure as the Director of the Downtown Franklin Association, she ran highly successful Main Street Program initiatives and orchestrating prestigious events like the Town & Country Tour of Homes and Heritage Ball. Her adeptness in volunteer management, event coordination, customer relationship building, and fundraising has consistently exceeded expectations. Kristy's strategic vision and dedication to excellence have significantly enhanced the reputation and impact of the organizations she has served.

Current Involvement:

Saddle Up! Board Member, Finance Committee, Chukkers for Charity Committee, Music Country Grand Prix Committee, Coach in Alumni Transitions Lessons , Unite Williamson: Committee Member and Event Committee 

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The Meaning Behind Hamilton Young

The name, Hamilton Young, serves as a tribute to the courage and legacy of two resilient, local and historic individuals and relatives of Steve Bacon:

Thomas Hamilton, Steve’s 5th Great Grandfather born 1725 in Ulster, Ireland. Thomas fought in the Revolutionary War under Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox.  He moved to Sumner County after the War and received 4,800 acres for his military service in Sumner County near the Wilson County line, Hamilton Station.

Robert Young, born 1718 in Virginia and Steve’s 7th Great Grandfather, fought with the Overmountain Men that marched over the mountains when the British threatened to burn all the farms who didn’t support the British. The battle, Kings Mountain, was a turning point in the War and the Overmountain Men defeated the British and Robert Young shot and killed the British General with his rifle which he named Sweet Lips, which is now in the Tennessee Museum.

Organizations We Support
Franklin Tomorrow Logo, an organization Hamilton Young supports

Franklin Tomorrow is an independent, community-visioning nonprofit created in 2000 by a group of forward-looking business and community leaders to safeguard the attributes that made Franklin special then for future generations.


Founded in 2017, the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic Rotary Clubs in the United States. The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club consists of men and women who are committed to making our community and the world a better place by living the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.”

The CCIM Institute Logo, an organization Hamilton Young supports

The CCIM Institute meets the emerging needs of industry professionals, delivering its education, technology, and network to advance the commercial real estate profession.

The NAIOP Logo, an organization Hamilton Young supports

NAIOP elevates the commercial real estate development industry by providing advocacy, education, research and connections to foster business opportunities. In partnership with chapters, we connect and serve a diverse network of leading CRE professionals.

The African-American Heritage Society Logo, an organization Hamilton Young supports

The African-American Heritage Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts pertaining to Williamson County’s African American culture and increase understanding and appreciation of our heritage for future generations.

The ULI Logo, an organization Hamilton Young supports

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI is its members. Through our members' dedication to the mission and their shared expertise, the Institute has been able to set standards of excellence in development practice.


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