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) October 8, 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)

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         On October 5, 2004, Government Properties Trust, Inc. (GPT) completed
its previously announced acquisition of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
building at 4300 River Road, College Park, Maryland for approximately $22.3
million. The purchase price was determined through arms-length negotiations
between GPT and the Class A and Class B membership owners of The Riverdale LLC,
unrelated parties with an address at 560 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA. GPT
funded the purchase price with cash on hand and the assumption of a mortgage
loan from a financial institution in the amount of $16.7 million. The mortgage
loan bears interest at a fixed rate of 6.75% with principal and interest
payments due monthly through November 2026.

         The College Park property, completed in September 2004, totals
approximately 79,000 rentable square feet. Approximately 64,000 square feet is
leased by the federal government under a modified gross lease and is occupied by
the FDA. The current lease with the federal government expires in September
2014. The remaining space, totaling 15,000 rentable square feet is vacant. Under
the terms of the acquisition agreement, GPT will pay an additional amount of
$1.2 million to the membership owners of The Riverdale LLC should a lease be
executed for the vacant space within 6 months of the date of acquisition.


         (a)  Financial statements of business acquired.

         The College Park property began operations in September 2004 and
therefore financial statements required pursuant to Rule 3-14 of Regulation S-X
are not applicable.

         (b)  Pro forma financial information

         The College Park property began operations in September 2004 and
therefore pro forma financial information pursuant to Article 11 of Regulation
S-X is not applicable.

         (c)  Exhibits



         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: October 8, 2004                          By: /s/ Nancy D. Olson
                                                   Nancy D. Olson
                                                   Chief Financial Officer and