K. "Teya" Moore, Esq., CCIM, has held the AV rating -the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards -since 1999. He recently was awarded the Susan J. Groeneveld Award of Excellence by the CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investor Member). Teya is the Managing Partner of Moore & Associates (, and the Principal Broker of Benjamin & Banks Real Estate, LLC ( 


Benjamin & Banks offers a range of integrated commercial real estate services and manages up to 1 million sq. ft. of retail and office space throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The firm has a track record of tenant representation and recently handled the acquisition and operation of shopping centers for private investors (e.g., Fairwood Green, Bowie, MD for 42M which the firm currently manages), the acquisition of a multimillion dollar industrial and office facility for Bellrose Glass and Glazing, LLC (MBE and women owned business) and the placement and expansion of several UFC franchise sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. 


Moore & Associates serves as legal counsel to federal agencies, government sponsored entities and corporate/individual clients and remains engaged by agencies such as the U. S. Department of Treasury, under the Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program, the State of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland Energy Administration, to finance CRE implementation of energy efficient measures statewide. Teya has also served as special counsel to the office of Research and Technology Applications at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he structured complex joint ventures and technology exchanges to promote privatization of military technologies with national implications for the public benefit for more than a decade. 


Teya has been appointed by elected representatives to oversee complex public-private partnerships and he helped develop economic inclusion policies and programs for Federal officials, government sponsored entities and corporate clients on high profile public, private and mixed-use projects throughout the DC Metropolitan region. Most recently, he was engaged by the East Baltimore delegation of federal, state and local elected representatives and a special committee chaired by State Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, the majority leader in the Maryland State Senate, and Douglas W. Nelson, the past president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to evaluate best practices to employ residents and effectively utilize and reinvest in minority or woman owned or local businesses, with a particular emphasis on firms with direct ties to the local community, to the maximum extent practicable. 


He holds a Bachelor of Science in Government and Public Administration from C.U.N.Y, JJC (with honors), a law degree from New York University, and a LL.M. (Masters in Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center (with honors). Teya is also a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a graduate of the CCIM Jay W. Levine Academy. Teya is admitted to the bar in the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia and is a licensed broker in Maryland and the District of Columbia. 


A brief summary of activities within the commercial real estate industry are noted below: 


  •  Legal & Broker Activities: Manages up to lM sq. ft. of retail/office space in DC area
  •  2018 NAR: Chair, Commercial Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Board (Pending)
  •  2017 NAR: Vice Chair, Commercial Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Board
  •  2017 MAR: Chair, Commercial Alliance Committee on Commercial Real Estate
  •  2017 -2019 CCIM: Member, Board of Directors
  •  2017 MAR: Member, Public Policy Committee
  •  2017 MAR: Member, Operations Committee
  •  2016 Real Estate Roundtable: Member, Real Estate Capital Advisory Committee
  •  2016 CCIM: RVP, Region 10 (DC, MD, VA, PA, Del., & NJ)
  •  2016 CCIM: Chair, Government Affairs Committee on Commercial Real Estate
  •  2016 MAR: Chair, Commercial Alliance Committee on Commercial Real Estate
  •  2015 CCIM: Immediate Past-President: Mid-Atlantic Chapter (DC-MD-VA)