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) December 31, 2002

                         Federal Realty Investment Trust
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                Maryland                   1-07533            52-0782497
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      (State or other jurisdiction    (Commission        (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)               File Number)       Identification No.)

      1626 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, Maryland        20852-4041
      (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

      Registrant's telephone number including area code: 301/998-8100

Item 9.   Regulation FD Disclosure

          Federal Realty Investment Trust hereby furnishes the
following supplemental data pertaining to its portfolio of properties at
December 31, 2002.

          99   Supplemental information at December 31, 2002


          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.

                                        FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST

Date: February 12, 2003                 /s/ Larry E. Finger
                                        Larry E. Finger
                                        Senior Vice President,
                                        Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer