MEET ERN FOUTNER, JR.
Ern Foutner, Jr., real estate developer and strategy consultant, is an entrepreneurial enthusiast with over 10 years of integrated experience in strategic brand consulting, project management, business startup and real estate development in the Detroit, New York, Pittsburgh and Atlanta markets. Ern is a results-oriented problem solver with extensive knowledge in quantitative analysis, cross-cultural marketing, trend forecasting, budgeting and construction management; successfully navigating within the public and private sectors, and in both online and offline channels; driving success through increased revenues, maximized brand exposure and elevated brand profiles, and innovative design and build.
Ern studied Business Management at Wayne State University (B.S.) and Driving Strategic Impact at Columbia Business School, where he broadened his natural aptitude for creative problem solving and strategizing. Subsequently creating the perfect opportunity for him to advance his skills and entrepreneurial interests, and in 2013, he launched Ern Foutner Jr, LLC, a privately-owned brand strategy firm committed to delivering unique, innovative marketing solutions that build businesses, enhance brands and transform lives.
“EVERY GREAT ACHIEVER IS INSPIRED BY A GREAT MENTOR.”
— LAILAH GIFTY AKILAH
GENERAL MOTORS // CORPORATE STRATEGY
GM Engaged Ern to Design Methods to Improve Workplace Morale for Staff & to Help Enhance Customer Svc. Experiences
THE SEXY BREAKFAST // CULINARY BRAND STRATEGY
Restoring Intimacy in Relationships w/ Chef Chris McClendon’s Upcoming Cookbook - The Sexy Breakfast
SEYFARTH SHAW // MARKETING + GROWTH STRATEGY
Worked w/ Seyfarth to Design a Marketing + Growth Strategy for Seyfarth Shaw At Work, Their Legal Compliance Arm
HOUSE OF PURE VIN // MARKETING + GROWTH STRATEGY
House of Pure Vin, Detroit’s #1 Destination for Exclusive Wine & Champagne, On the Path for Expansion, Additional Locations
GOD THINKS I AM // BRAND + LAUNCH STRATEGY
A Workshop Series Dedicated to Helping You Build Your Side Business While Hustling At Your Job!
INTYCE // FASHION BRAND STRATEGY + PRODUCT DESIGN
Ern Works Directly w/ the Intyce Swimwear CEO to Co-Design and Conceptualize Intyce’s Debut Collection
NEU LEGACY BUILDERS // AdvocatING for the People and property owners within our communities
Founded by Ern, Neu Legacy Builders is an innovation-forward, community based real estate development, design and neighborhood stabilization organization dedicated to serving as a driving force in improving, empowering, educating and shaping healthy living resources within urban neighborhoods and communities.
We focus on taking action that leads to equal, fair and affordable housing and development opportunities within the urban landscape.
We are experienced professionals within the community, passionate about change, as well as our work, and we work in partnership with local businesses and leaders who champion equipping our neighbors with the resources and tools needed to secure a promising and more resilient future.
NEW BUILDS & RENOVATIONS
NLB offers full real estate construction and renovation services, from lot selection, to home build and design, to full remodels. Or, if it’s just a small project, you can rely solely on Neu Legacy Builders to assist you throughout that entire process as well.
PROJECT + CONSTRUCTION MGMT
NLB directs and coordinates all activities associated with design & construction. All communication between the owner, contractors & design team are channeled through NLB to ensure quick, efficient decision-making & a single source of accountability.