A property developer owned by relatives of the US president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has apologised for touting the Kushner connection at an investor presentation in China….
A property developer owned by relatives of the US president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has apologised for touting the Kushner connection at an investor presentation in China. Kushner’s sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, took to the stage at Beijing’s Ritz-Carlton hotel on Saturday as part of a tour of mainland cities to attract wealthy Chinese investors into a New Jersey luxury development with the chance of getting a US green card in return. “In 2008, my brother Jared Kushner joined the family company as CEO, and recently moved to Washington to join the administration, ” Kushner Meyer said at the Kushner Companies conference, according to media reports. The Beijing event promoting One Journal Square sparked discussion in the United States over whether Jared Kushner and Trump were involved in the New Jersey project and the government’s EB-5 programme, which grants visas to foreigners who invest at least US$500,000 in certain real estate projects. “In the course of discussing this project and the firm’s history with potential investors, Ms Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project, ” Kushner Companies said in a statement. “Kushner Companies apologises if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors.” During her seven-minute speech at Shanghai’s Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, Kushner Meyer did not mention her brother or Trump, talking instead about her family’s history since her grandparents went to the United States as refugees in the 1940s. The roadshow events are jointly organised by Kushner Companies, which Jared Kushner was associated with until he joined the US administration this year, and mainland migration agency Qiaowai. Similar events will be held at the InterContinental in Shenzhen on May 13 and the Four Seasons in Guangzhou on May 14.