Champion Associates Realty


About us


                 Joel Gruen

Joel Gruen is one of the top real estate listing and selling agents in Lakewood. As a member of the community, he is intimately knowledgeable of all aspects of Lakewood real estate. Always available, he will walk you through the entire process with honesty, patience, and professionalism. He is experienced in all aspects of real estate.
Specializing in residential, commercial (selling and leasing), investment properties(shopping centers), short sales, foreclosures, reo/ bank owned, listing, selling, land development

Ocean School of Real Estate - Brokers License 2008

Ocean School of Real Estate - Sales Associate License 2003

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 2013 2014 2015 & 2016.
  • Certificate of Attendance Code of Ethics Quadrennial Cycle Two Training Seminar-The Ocean County Board of Realtors. 2008
  • Silver Award of Excellence, Monmouth County Board of Realtors, NJ. 2006-2008
  • Certificate of Achievement in Identifying Real Estate Opportunities, Proffessional Career Services, Lakewood, NJ. 2004
  • Certificate of Training, The Listing Workshop, Howell, NJ. 2004
  • Notary Public


  • New Jersey Association of Realtors
  • Monmouth County Multiple Listing Service
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Chateau Park Home Owners Association - Board Member/Treasurer
  • Coventry Square Condominium Association - Treasurer, 2003-2005

Aryeh "Ari" Bauer
Sales Associate/Realtor

Ari Bauer began his career in real estate as a relationship manager for Eastern Union funding, a commercial mortgage brokerage, where he created relationships with real estate investment firms and originated  over $100 million dollar deals.
Building on this success, Mr. Bauer decided to transition to real estate sales in order to expand his client list from only investors to both residential buyers and  investors.
Mr. Bauer believes that the foundation of real estate sales is creating a relationship with the client, understanding the clients needs, creating a game plan that fits the clients needs and selecting the property that best suits that clients needs. 
Mr. Bauer is committed  to  client satisfaction and he will therefore always respond quickly to any questions or concerns the  clients has.

Moshe Iskhakov
Sales Associate/Realtor

Moshe adheres to the profession’s highest ethical values while continuing to educate himself about the real estate industry and the ever changing communities. In today’s challenging real estate market, Moshe strongly believes in remaining on the cutting edge of the industry and addressing issues that impact buyers and sellers, which are key factors in choosing an agent.  He offers clients extensive knowledge and expertise in buying and selling estate homes and condominiums in the New York and New Jersey  area.

Yisroel Thaler
Sales Associate/Realtor

From Belgium to New York,  to Denver, Scranton, Israel, LA, and Lakewood, to  Chassidish, Litvish, Yeshivish, and even Lubavitch, Yisroel has been there and understands you and your needs. He speaks a fluent Yiddish, English, and Hebrew. As a real estate investor himself, he understands the ins and outs of the  market. He is excited to have joined Joel Gruen and the Champion  team and is looking forward to assisting his clients in any way that he can. His self motivation combined with his vast knowledge and skill will result in the house or buyer you are looking for.  So rest assured, and put Yisroel to work for you!
"Joel is an honest hard working person who takes his work very seriously and strives for excellence."
-- Stewart Lieberman

"I have worked with Joel in the past and I have found him to be extremely diligent and professional. I would highly recommend his services as a realtor."
--Joseph Moskovitz

"I commend you for running a professional shop.
I wish you loads of luck. "
--Sol Illowitz

"Joel is a professional & dedicated Realtor and has many years of experience satisfying the real estate needs of his clients."
 -- Tzvi Moshe Arnstein

"Joel delivered results and ensured a successful closing by doing what was necessary to make the deal work. He is someone I would be happy to work with together in the future" -- Eric Yablonsky

"Yoel is one of the most honest and knowledgeable realtors and is a pleasure to deal with."
--Dov Gluck

"Joel is always closing. He's quick, reliable and gets the deal done timely. Joel never disappoints"
--Jacob Schecter

“Joel. A mench par excellance, realtor and way beyond. Im sure the other guys at his realty are amazing too, but there’s only 1 joel gruen. If you’ve never dealt with him at all, now would be an opportune time.”

“Honest , calls back, gets the best deals!”
--Anshel B.

“Sol provides great service and produces superlative results. Would strongly recommend his services to my clients!”
--Noah B.

 “Sol is a hard-working, honest and reliable person who strives to satisfy the real estate needs of his clients”
--Steve Stern