WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)         August 16, 2004

                        GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES TRUST, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Maryland                    1-31962                  20-0611663
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission              (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)             File Number)           Identification No.)

      10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska             68114
         (Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code         (402) 391-0010

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


         On August 16, 2004, Government Properties Trust, Inc. (the "Company")
announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2004. A copy
of the Company's earnings press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this
report on Form 8-K. A copy of the Company's Supplemental Operating and Financial
Data package is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this report on Form 8-K.

         The information contained in this report on Form 8-K, including
Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed "filed" with the Securities and
Exchange Commission nor incorporated by reference in any registration statement
filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                  GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES TRUST, INC.

Date:  August 16, 2004                  By:   /s/ Nancy D. Olson
                                        Nancy D. Olson
                                        Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

EXHIBIT NUMBER                                DESCRIPTION

99.1                     Government Properties Trust, Inc. Press Release dated
                         August 16, 2004

99.2                     Government Properties Trust, Inc. Quarter Ended
                         June 30, 2004 Supplemental Operating and Financial Data