Kushner's family sorry for mentioning him at investor event in China

A company owned by Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign MORE’s family is apologizing for mentioning him during an investment conference in China.

Nicole Kushner Meyer referenced her brother, who is now a White House adviser, during an event in Beijing last Saturday.

Kushner Companies “apologizes if that mention of [Meyer’s] brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors,” a spokesperson said, according to The Daily Beast.

Representatives from Kushner Companies encouraged wealthy Chinese citizens to “invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States” during last weekend’s event.

“In 2008, my brother Jared Kushner joined the family company as CEO, and recently moved to Washington to join the administration,” Meyer said at the conference.

“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 Monday, according to CNN Money.

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Meyer reportedly delivered a message urging listeners at the Beijing Ritz-Carlton to invest in a New Jersey real estate project and get an investor visa.

The visa, known as the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, gives foreign investors the chance to invest in projects in the U.S. that create jobs. The EB-5 gives immigrants a path to citizenship if they invest more than $500,000.

Qiaowai, a Chinese company working to get funding for the Kushner 1 project in New Jersey, hosted Saturday’s event. 

Promotional materials made note of the Kushner family’s “celebrity” status, but did not mention Kushner's father-in-law, President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE, specifically.

Kushner Companies on Monday distanced itself from a photo of Trump that appeared as a slide during the conference.

“Kushner Companies had nothing to do with it,” it said of the image, adding it was “part of a presentation by the event’s organizers."