Board of Trustees

Dayna Gibbs


Dayna joined First Capital’s Board of Trustees in 2023. Prior to its privatization in February 2023, Dayna was the Chief Operating Officer of Summit Industrial Income REIT, managing a $6 Billion portfolio of light industrial buildings and development projects in key-high growth Canadian markets with a focus on ESG and green buildings. She has a depth of industry expertise with over two decades of real estate, finance, governance and capital markets experience. Dayna began her career at RBC Capital Markets, where she held progressively senior roles across sales and trading, risk management and real estate investment banking. She later joined Brascan Financial Real Estate Group (Brookfield Financial), BMO Capital Markets and was a Partner with Blair Franklin Capital Partners, a boutique independently owned investment bank. Her extensive transactional experience spans many complex, high profile and market leading transactions including initial public offerings, portfolio transactions, privatizations, strategic reviews, valuations and fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions as well as a breadth of debt and equity financings. Dayna is a seasoned governance professional, having served on and chaired numerous committees for public, private, and not-for-profit boards. She is currently a board member and member of the ESG Taskforce for the Foundation Board of King’s University College, The University of Western Ontario. Dayna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from The MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and a fellow of The Institute of Coaching McLean/Harvard Medical School. Dayna was recognized as a recipient of The Top 100 Canadian Professionals Award for 2020 and The Top 100 People in Real Estate Award for 2022.