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 8, 2002

                            AmeriVest Properties Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Maryland                   1-14462                  84-1240264
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(State or other jurisdiction    Commission File         (IRS Employer
 of incorporation)              Number)                  Identification No.)

           1780 S. Bellaire Street, Suite 515, Denver, Colorado 80222
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (303) 297-1800

Item 4.  Changes In Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

     Based on the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board of
Directors of AmeriVest Properties Inc. (together with its subsidiaries,
"AmeriVest"), on August 8, 2002 AmeriVest's Board of Directors decided to
dismiss Arthur Andersen LLP ("Andersen") as AmeriVest's independent auditor and
engaged KPMG LLP ("KPMG") to serve as AmeriVest's independent auditor for the
year ended December 31, 2002.

     Andersen's reports on AmeriVest's consolidated financial statements for the
past two years did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor
were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting
principles. During AmeriVest's two most recent fiscal years and through the date
of this Form 8-K, there were (1) no disagreements with Andersen on any matter of
accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing
scope or procedure which, if not resolved to Andersen's satisfaction, would have
caused them to make reference to the subject matter in connection with their
report on AmeriVest's consolidated financial statements; and (2) no reportable
events, as listed in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-B.

     Although AmeriVest has requested a letter from Andersen stating its
agreement with such statements and although AmeriVest has used reasonable
efforts to obtain such a letter, AmeriVest has not been able to obtain the

     During AmeriVest's two most recent fiscal years and through the date of
this Form 8-K, AmeriVest did not consult KPMG with respect to any matters or
reportable events listed in Items 304(a)(2)(i) or (ii) of Regulation S-B.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

     (c) Exhibit

         16.1 Press Release dated August 9, 2002 of AmeriVest.


     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.

Date:  August 9, 2002              AMERIVEST PROPERTIES INC.

                                  By: /s/ D. Scott Ikenberry
                                  D. Scott Ikenberry, Chief Financial Officer