Jan 30 (Reuters) - Real estate investment trust (REIT) Boston Properties beat estimates for funds from operations (FFO) in the fourth quarter on Tuesday, helped by healthy demand for office spaces as more companies asked employees to return to workplaces.

The work-from-office mandate has led to an uptick in demand for the commercial real estate market, which has been recovering from a pandemic-induced slump.

Boston Properties reported FFO, a key measure of performance of a REIT, at $1.82 per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with LSEG estimates of $1.8 per share.

Revenue for the company, which is the largest publicly-traded developer of premier workplaces in the United States, rose to about $829 million in the quarter, beating analysts' average estimate of about $810 million.

Net income attributable to common shareholders fell to $119.9 million, or 76 cents per share, compared with $121.8 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier. (Reporting by Shivansh Tiwary and Nathan Gomes in Bengaluru; Editing by Shilpi Majumdar)