Politics aside, the cities that are recovering faster from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic are the ones that were fundamentally sound before the crisis and the ones who have made the difficult decision to essentially trade lives for economic stability.
How did they acquire their knowledge or what knowledge did they need to acquire? He learned while doing. He was tasked with finding his company a new office building.
How much money did it take to get started? None of his own money as he helped his company at the time purchase an office building.
How much time does it take now? This is a full-time job, 40 hours a week at least.
Could they do this strategy from anywhere in the world? Probably, given the number of location independent team members he works with.