While Jared Kushner's family may have fled China in disgrace, that doesn't mean that Kushner Companies has halted its efforts at securing Chinese investment for its latest building project.
Journalists from CNN and other media outlets were in attendance at a rather bizarre event held over the weekend in Shenzhen by the real estate company's local partners. Inside the banquet hall, Jared Kushner's sister was not present, nor were any company executives. Jared wasn't mentioned, and neither was his father-in-law, and yet, they seemed to be most on the minds of all the investors in the room.
"The Trump ties are the attention grabber and the biggest selling point," a property developer at the event told CNN. "No one mentioned Trump in today's event, but everyone knows [Jared] Kushner is Trump's son-in-law.
The event was organized with the help of Qiaowai, a Chinese company which connects US developers with Chinese investors. The company said that dozens of potential investors flew in from all around mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and India to be in attendance at the showcase in Shenzhen, as well as a similar event in Guangzhou. Many told reporters that they had come all this way for one reason.
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