Yes it is a partnership, it is not his business. He has nothing to do with the project. Someone, assuming is someone he knows, but not close, approach him and ask him if he wants invest in this land where they will build on. Currently it is still a vacant land, due to covid 19, things been delay. And I don’t see there will be any income until it is complete.
For sure nothing to do with his employment. However I don’t see it as his business either, because construction not his field, and he just put money in in hope of sharing some profit in the future.
He did give me a records for the days that he drove down to Arizona, and all the expenses he incurred. But I don’t see it as his business.
Could I say this to be the cost paid for the investment, like adding to his initial investment? Eg. He invest 10,000 and have 1,000 in expenses, then the initial investment is $11,000?